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Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide and wait for Papa Red. There’s great excitement among the little elephants when they see him! Papa Red takes away the presents they have left to deliver to those who need them most, but leaves them little presents of their own. Elmer signifies tolerance and a generosity of spirit, so he’s the perfect Christmas guest and as ever McKee’s illustrations and text work their magic together to delight young readers. ~ Andrea Reece
It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, 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...
Delightful and charming, colourful and entertaining - with a timely reminder of the true meaning of Christmas Carousel
Another classic Glasgow Herald
A seasonal treat for fans of the patchwork elephant. -- Fiona Noble 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. -- Sally Morris Daily Mail
|Publication date:||1st September 2016|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK. One of the ...More About David McKee