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Elmer and the Monster

Written by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Picture Books Series

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Best-selling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows what it can be. Soon, all the animals are stampeding as far away from it as possible. All except for Elmer… Bravely, Elmer sets out to find the source of the noise. And makes a very surprising discovery. A great new adventure for Elmer and his animal friends.

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Elmer and the Monster Synopsis

There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise!

Elmer and the Monster Press Reviews

Praise for the Elmer series

A deserved favourite with the 2-5s  Sunday Times

A celebration of individuality and laughter  Publishers Weekly

Excellent  Parent Guide

Striking effects with simple means  The Times Literary Supplement

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ISBN: 9781783441594
Publication date: 26/03/2015
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781783440535
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783440535
Publication date: 3rd April 2014
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Recommendations: eBooks

About David McKee

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK.  One of the ...

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