Elmer – David McKee

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Walker Books Australia

March 2020

ISBN: 9781783449910
Imprint: Andersen Press
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99

Celebrating 30 magical years of Elmer is this gorgeous board book with a special gold-embossed cover. This is the original Elmer story that started it all for all of us who love this adorable, wise and colourful elephant.

This much-loved patchwork elephant has been delighting little readers with all his adventures for the past three decades and I dare say that there would be very few Kindy or Prep classrooms that have not made him and his stories a focus of a learning unit – of course accompanied by many works of art.

Invariably it is the underlying theme of acceptance and embracing of differences that is a key factor in the choice of using these stories in the classroom but their beauty goes well beyond that. Small children relate to Elmer and his various antics so readily and with such joy.

This beautiful board book edition will ensure that even the tiniest of readers can enjoy the vibrancy of the illustrations as well as hearing the story.

Why not plan a birthday party for Elmer for your own class? With so many stories as well as the plethora of teaching resources that abound it would make for a joyful experience for your little humans.

It goes without saying that I highly recommend this as a start up especially for a brand new reader-in-the-making of your acquaintance.

Enjoy David McKee reading this first in the series:

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