By David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

The very first book about Elmer the patchwork elephant - available in a new Big Book format with free audio download!

Perfect for sharing together in a classroom, nursery or library, the original classic Elmer is now available as a big book, with notes for grown-ups at the back, created by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. This colourful picture book is known to millions and it's subtle message – that it is OK to be different – has made this first tale about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant a classic must-read for every bookshelf.

  • This big book is endorsed by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) - they have produced special Elmer teachers notes at the back of the book, and an Elmer Early Years teaching sequence available through their website.
  • Over 7 million copies of the Elmer books have been sold worldwide.
  • Elmer has starred in 23 picture books, and several board and novelty books - including the new range of Elmer novelty for younger children, including a touch-and-feel book, a sound book and a little library.

About the author

David McKee is the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 50 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 Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David is the winner of the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year Award. He lives in Arles, France and in London

ISBN: 9781783444250
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 5, 2016
Dimensions: 366 x 420mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $59.99
New Zealand RRP: $62.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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