Elmer: 30th Anniversary Edition
Happy 30th Birthday, Elmer!
Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork.
The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them…
Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, little readers will love this classic tale at bedtime.
Collect this special 30th birthday edition of David McKee’s first book about Elmer, that turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. With this special edition comes a free audiobook and a beautiful foiled cover.
Deservedly a modern classic, with over ten million copies of his books sold worldwide, Elmer s subtle message, that it is OK to be different, resonates with children across the world. Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989.
“’A deserved favourite with the 2-5s” – Sunday Times
“Unquestionably the life and soul of the party. I loved this book from the first time I read it.” – Exepose
“A wonderfully upbeat and powerful tale that celebrates the uniqueness of the individual – and provides one of literature’s best-loved characters too.” – Junior
Paperback: 32 pages
Dimensions: 24 x 0.4 x 27.6 cm
Written by: David McKee
About the Author:
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.
David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader’s Digest. His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children’s books. As well as his own books, which include the popular best-selling Elmer series, David illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear and Forrest Wilson’s SuperGran books.