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My First Elmer

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Shaped Board Books Series

Animal Stories

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May 2018 Book of the Month |

All children should grow up with Elmer and this abridged version of the original story, presented as an Elmer-shaped board book, is the perfect first introduction to his particular celebration of difference and acceptance.  It’s a good size for parent and child to share and David McKee’s timeless, vibrant illustrations provide so much for even the youngest to look at, enjoy and discuss. 

*** Andersen Press invites YOU to join in with Elmer Day  and 'show your colours’. You can hold an Elmer parade in a library, a bookshop, a classroom, at home, outside – anywhere!
Download an Elmer’s Parade Pack here which includes craft activities, games, colouring sheets, bunting and lots of ideas for holding your own Elmer party!

Andrea Reece

My First Elmer Synopsis

Elmer is not elephant colour. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer's much-loved first story is now available in this tactile shaped board book edition, abridged for the very youngest of readers. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783446773
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 10 pages
Topics: Animal Stories

About David McKee

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 ...

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