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Elmer's Birthday

By David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

On his birthday, the elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer that doesn't quite go according to plan...

The elephants decide it’s their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn’t quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer’s friends…

  • A humorous birthday-themed story from our favourite patchwork elephant, the twenty seventh in the series!
  • Elmer celebrates diversity, being different, and accepting who you - and others - are. A universal message that seems to be more and more relevant to children all over the world.
  • Over 10 million Elmer books sold worldwide, and have been translated into more than 50 languages.

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

ISBN: 9781783448906
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: May 1, 2020
Dimensions: 239 x 275mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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