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Elmer and the rainbow

Elmer and the rainbow

McKee, David

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful rainbow. But something dreadful happens - the rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours!

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Andersen, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 1842707167, 9781842707166
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2007.
Physical Description: [27] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subject: Sharing Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Elmer (Fictitious character : McKee) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

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.


"Elmer, the big-hearted patchwork elephant, first appeared in 1989 but is still a firm favourite with the pre-school generation."
Glasgow Herald||"It's worth buying Elmer books in hardcover because they tend to be read and re-read so much that the paperbacks will have lost their covers and pages long before your toddlers get bored of them!"
My Child

Back cover copy

Elmer is sad when he discovers that the rainbow has lost its colours. He wants to help, but what will happen to him if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?

A classic story book about sharing and giving.