Elmer: The Story of a Patchwork Elephant

Elmer: The Story of a Patchwork Elephant

Hardback Elmer

By (author) David McKee

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  • Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 36 pages
  • Dimensions: 202mm x 230mm x 8mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 4 May 1989
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0862642086
  • ISBN 13: 9780862642082
  • Illustrations note: 28
  • Sales rank: 26,085

Product description

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.

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Author information

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

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"Unquestionably the life and soul of the party. I loved this book from the first time I read it." Exepose "Its message of celebrating diversity and uniqueness is just as topical today as it was when celebrated author David McKee first created Elmer." Junior Magazine "This board book edition is everything you would hope for... perfect." The Bookbag "Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant.'" Riveting Reads SLA 3-6