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Books in the series: Elmer Picture Books

Elmer Opposites: A Flip Flap Book

Elmer Opposites: A Flip Flap Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 06/04/2023

Big and small, quiet and loud, night and day... Learn first opposites with Elmer and his friends with this interactive board book specially designed for very young children. Match the opposites using the flip-flap pages! This simple but engaging format encourages conversation and play, so those little fingers can really get to grips with opposites. Great for enriching young readers' vocabulary in a fun and engaging way, this interactive book features bright illustrations and is the perfect introduction to the idea of opposites.

Elmer Shapes: A Touch and Trace Book

Elmer Shapes: A Touch and Trace Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 02/03/2023

Elmer and the Bedtime Story

Elmer and the Bedtime Story

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2022

The latest Elmer story from master picture book maker, David McKee - winner of the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement award, and the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year. It's bedtime, and Elmer's looking after two baby elephants. But how will he get them to sleep? A good walk will do it, Elmer thinks. But as they walk past their friends, everyone in the jungle seems to think he should tell them a bedtime story, and they each have their own favourites. What's yours?

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears to have stopped searching... A new tale from master-storyteller David McKee that delivers just as much pathos as the very first, this is the twenty-eighth Elmer storybook.

Elmer Board Book

Elmer Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2020

For over a quarter of a century readers have been joining Elmer the patchwork elephant on his exciting adventures. Now Elmer's classic first story is available in this lovely board book edition. With its sturdy pages for little fingers, this gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Elmer.

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different.

Elmer's Colours

Elmer's Colours

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 15/02/2019

Whatever the weather, Elmer still has fun. He splashes in the puddles when it rains and has snowball fights with his friends when it snows. He loves the cluods that look like things made of cotton wool, and when the sun is out he wears some crazy dark glasses! never gets very far before falling fast asleep! A charming book of weather for very young children, featuring the endearing patchwork elephant, Elmer. Vibrant colours and simple rhyming text will attract many new Elmer fans.

Elmer and the Race

Elmer and the Race

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a race. Each decorated a different colour, the racers set off around the course and discover things about themselves - Blue may be first and Orange second, but White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.

Elmer's Christmas

Elmer's Christmas

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Rose and the pink elephants are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. The celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to get help. It sounds like a job for Super El!

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2013

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but does that mean he will he lose them for ever?

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Elmer and Wilbur visit their Aunt Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf, but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants.

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

The pink elephant herd, along with Elmer's friend Rose, are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. But the celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to Elmer, maybe he knows a certain Super El who can come to the rescue?

Elmer and Butterfly

Elmer and Butterfly

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

One day, as Elmer is strolling through the jungle, he hears a cry for help. A butterfly has been trapped in a hole by a fallen branch. Elmer rushes to the rescue and frees her with ease. In return she promises to help Elmer should he ever need it. But just how can a butterfly ever help an elephant?

Elmer Again

Elmer Again

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

It's coming up to Elmer's Day, the day when all grey elephants paint themselves in bright colours. For Elmer, the patchwork elephant with the mischievous sense of fun, life seems far too quiet. So he thinks up a marvellous joke he can play on the other elephants in the night, when they're asleep...

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. He has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together, but is Eldo quite as forgetful as Elmer thinks? He may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and elephants never forget. Do they?

Elmer on Stilts

Elmer on Stilts

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned... Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!

Elmer and the Rainbow

Elmer and the Rainbow

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?

Elmer's Opposites

Elmer's Opposites

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Elmer is BIG. Bird is SMALL. Tiger is FAST. Tortoise is SLOW. Have fun looking at opposites right from FRONT to BACK of this delightful book!

Elmer and Friends First Colouring Activity Book

Elmer and Friends First Colouring Activity Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Elmer has lots of friends. They are all different colours - pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, red and black. But only Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is all those colours. Have fun colouring in the pictures of Elmer and solving the simple puzzles, which will build up confidence in counting and other skills.

Elmer's Special Day

Elmer's Special Day

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2001

It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise, and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules, and invites every single animal to join in the parade. And they have a surprise in store for Elmer...

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2001

Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this paperback and CD edition is a celebration of its continued popularity. Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!

The Elmer Pop-Up Book

The Elmer Pop-Up Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/1996

Flaps and tabs reveal Elmer playing with his friends in a brightly coloured animal kingdom where leopards change their spots, crocodiles play hide and seek and Elmer splashes himself with a trunk full of water!

Elmer's Day

Elmer's Day

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/1994

Elmer the patchwork elephant has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for lunch -some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! The bold colours and simple rhyming story of ELMER'S DAY will enchant very young children, who will love learning the lines by heart.

Elmer's Friends

Elmer's Friends

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/1994

This charming book of colours for very young children features all the colours of the much-loved patchwork elephant Elmer. Every spread has one or two bold and bright colours. Elmer loves them all - which is your favourite? Children will love the vibrant colours and rhyming text which combine to make a wonderfully original book of colours.

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