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Elmer and Papa Red

Elmer and Papa Red

McKee, David

It's two days before the annual visit of Papa Red and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight

Paperback, Book. English. Early Years. Children's stories. Picture Books. Christmas stories.
Published London: Andersen, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 1849392439, 9781849392433
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2010.
Physical Description: 32 p. : chiefly col. ill.
Subject: Elmer (Fictitious character : McKee) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 2.4
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 218691

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 world's leading contemporary children's book creators.


A seasonal treat for fans of the patchwork elephant.
The Bookseller||One of David McKee's warmest stories - sure to be a hit amongst both old and new fans of the patchwork coloured elephant.
Carousel Magazine||Elmer the Elephant is an established favourite with the two-to-five age group. In this seasonal tale, the bright bold illustrations and sense of fun are perfect for very little ones.
Daily Mail||A very useful book to share with children who write long and demanding Christmas lists. David McKee's illustrations that accompany the story are utterly irresistible too.
The Bookbag||Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant.
Riveting Reads SLA 3-6