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Elmer's special day

Elmer's special day

McKee, David

It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules and invites every single animal to join in the parade

Hardback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Andersen, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 184270866X, 9781842708668
Intended audience: Preschool.
Physical Description: [30] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subject: Elmer (Fictitious character : McKee) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 2.9
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 218922

Author note

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.


"A deserved favourite with the 2-5s."
The Sunday Times||"Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant."
Riveting Reads SLA 3-6||"Books featuring Elmer and his friends are universally acknowledged as essential for the nursery."
Julia Eccleshare -||"

This book is a wonderful celebration not just of the fun that can be had when everyone "all
joins in" but also of Elmer's 20th birthday.

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids||"This is a visual treat."
The Daily Telegraph