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Elmer and the wind

Elmer and the wind

McKee, David

Elmer the patchwork elephant and his cousin Wilbur convince the other elephants that the wind can blow an elephant away. He reassures them after the joke is over that this is impossible. Then the wind really does blow him away, much to his surprise!

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Andersen, 2008
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 1842707736, 9781842707739
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 1997.
Physical Description: [29] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Subject: 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.


"A delightful book for small children, featuring a much-loved character and with the usual excellent, colourful illustrations we have come to expect from the Elmer books."
School Librarian||"Bright and very funny pictures enhance beautifully judged writing: children and adults greeted this book with delight."
Child Education||"Elmer is up to his tricks again in this hilarious tale."
T.E.S.||"McKee's unpredictable storyline and familiar bright artwork make this another winner for Elmer fans."
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Back cover copy

It's a very, very windy day and Elmer and Cousin Wilbur are up to their tricks again, making their friends believe that Elmer has been blown away. But they didn't realise how strong the wind really is, and Elmer is in for a surprise!