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Elmer and the Stranger

By David McKee

Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is about to discover a strange new friend!

Is there a difference between a bounce and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other.

  • This charming new story about forgetting your inhibitions and gaining the confidence to do something you think you can't do will resonate with small children learning new skills.
  • New large format edition, with new look cover.
  • Life sales for Elmer titles now exceed 5 million copies.

About the author

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 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, 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 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

ISBN: 9781842707852
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 5, 2009
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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