My First Elmer Bedtime

Shaped Board Book

Illustrator: David McKee

Binding: Board Book

Imprint: Andersen Press

Elmer Picture Books Series

Age 4+

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A classic Elmer tale abridged for the youngest readers at bedtime in a chunky, shaped board book.

It's time to snuggle down for a bedtime story with Elmer! In this chunky shaped board book, Elmer helps Baby Elephant find his lost teddy just in time for bed. Everybody needs their own special teddy bear at bedtime... have you got yours?

A perfect introduction to the classic Elmer and the Lost Teddy story for the very youngest readers.


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 BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He lives in the South of France and in London.

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