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Elmer and the big bird

Elmer and the big bird

McKee, David, author, artist

One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully - and succeed!

Paperback, Book. English. Picture Books. Children's stories. Early Years.
Published London: Andersen Press, 2013
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 1842707590, 9781842707593
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: 2008.
Physical Description: 25 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Elmer (Fictitious character : McKee) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Bullying Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 2.4
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 220385

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.


"As ever, McKee's illustrations and text work their magic together to delight young readers."
Books for Keeps||"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."