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McKee, David, author, artist

Join Elmer, the multi-colour patchwork elephant, on his very first adventure. A firm favourite with children of all ages, Elmer is an elephant who loves to play practical jokes

Hardback, Book. English. Early Years. Board books. Books for Babies. Picture Books.
Published London: Andersen Press Ltd, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 1783442689, 9781783442683
Intended audience: Carries 'CE' logo. Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Dobson, 1968.
Note: Board book.
Physical Description: 32 unnumbered pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
Subject: Elmer (Fictitious character : McKee) Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Children's stories Pictorial works.

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.


"Unquestionably the life and soul of the party. I loved this book from the first time I read it."
Exepose||"Its message of celebrating diversity and uniqueness is just as topical today as it was when celebrated author David McKee first createdElmer."
Junior Magazine||"This board book edition is everything you would hope for... perfect."
The Bookbag||"Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant."
Riveting Reads SLA 3-6||"A deserved favourite with the 2-5s."
The Sunday Times