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My First Elmer Christmas Shaped Board Book

Written by David McKee

Illustrated by David McKee

Part of the Elmer Shaped Board Books Series

Early Years Animal Stories

LoveReading View on My First Elmer Christmas Shaped Board Book

A seasonal treat for Elmer fans

Who better to welcome at Christmas than Elmer, the very embodiment of goodwill to all. In this special shaped board book Elmer and the young elephants are getting ready for Christmas Day. They’ve found their tree and decorated it, but the youngsters are cheekily still awake when Papa Red arrives on his sleigh. Elmer has to wait until they’re finally asleep to distribute the presents they’ve been left. With McKee’s trademark bright, bold colours, it’s lovely to look at and there’s a sense of fun on every page. A Christmas treat and a lovely introduction to Elmer for the very young.

Andrea Reece

My First Elmer Christmas Shaped Board Book Synopsis

With its sturdy shaped board pages for little fingers, this Christmas gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. This year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...


Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, this classic Christmas tale has been abridged for the very youngest readers in this tactile shaped board book edition.

My First Elmer Christmas Shaped Board Book Press Reviews

'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' Sunday Times 

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130540
Publication date: 7th October 2021
Author: David McKee
Illustrator: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 10 pages
Year Groups: Early Years
Topics: Animal Stories, Festive Fiction

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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