My First Elmer Christmas

Shaped Board Book

Illustrator: David McKee

Binding: Board Book

Imprint: Andersen Press

Elmer Picture Books Series

Age 2+

Novelty, Toy & Die-Cut Books Animal Stories

A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES

With its sturdy shaped board pages for little fingers, this Christmas gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer. It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. This year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, this classic Christmas tale has been abridged for the very youngest readers in this tactile shaped board book edition.


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 60 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David 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. In 2020 David won the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year Award and Book Trust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in the South of France and in London.


A classic for the Christmas Countdown collection that will open up a whole world of Elmer stories, activities and fun for a new generation.

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