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Elmer

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Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 236 x 270 x 4mm | 140g
  • Andersen Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16th ed.
  • FULL COLOUR THROUGHOUT
  • 1842707310
  • 9781842707319
  • 1,694

About David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 40 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader's Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David's first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 24 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, Franceshow more

Review quote

"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 * "A deserved favourite with the 2-5s." * The Sunday Times * "A wonderfully upbeat and powerful tale that celebrates the uniqueness of the individual - and provides one of literature's best-loved characters too." * Junior *show more

Review Text

Elmer has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series.The subtle message in Elmer is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this large format edition is a celebration of its continued popularity.show more

Rating details

9,184 ratings
4.21 out of 5 stars
5 49% (4,491)
4 29% (2,643)
3 18% (1,667)
2 3% (307)
1 1% (76)
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