At the first hint of a chill in the air, Elmer's friends start complaining about the cold, so Elmer decides to show them what cold weather is really like. They set off for a walk up a mountain, and the higher they get, the colder it gets. A good snowball fight at the top warms them all up, but the elephants agree that compared with the freezing mountain top, their home is not really that cold at all. With his typical sense of mischief and fun, Elmer shows how hot and cold are only relative.
Elmer has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series. The subtle message in Elmer is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this large format edition is a celebration of its continued popularity.
Everyone's favorite patchwork elephant, Elmer, is back in this brand-new 25th anniversary board book edition of David McKee's classic tale, Elmer. Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? The surprising conclusion of this comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.
One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully - and succeed!
It's almost Elmer's Day again and the elephants have begun their preparations. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. Elmer changes the rules, and invites every single animal to join in the parade, but they have a surprise in store for Elmer...
Aided and abetted by his ventriloquist cousin, Wilbur, Elmer pretends to be blown away on the windiest day. They make fools of the other elephants, but when the laughter dies down, Elmer reassures them that a heavy elephant is safe in the worst of gales. When he tries to prove it, much to his surprise, he really does get blown away!
It's coming up to Elmer's Day, the day when all grey elephants paint themselves in bright colours. For Elmer, the patchwork elephant with the mischievous sense of fun, life seems far too quiet. So he thinks up a marvellous joke he can play on the other elephants in the night, when they're asleep...
The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer but they can't think of one! So they ask wily old Snake to help them . . . Discover who tricks whom in this entertaining picture book about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant. 'Visually and morally admirable' The Sunday Times
This is a vibrant collection of five favourite stories starring the world famous patchwork elephant, including: Elmer; Elmer and Rose; Elmer and Grandpa Eldo; Elmer and the Lost Teddy; and Elmer and Super El. A delight for lifelong fans and new-readers alike, this treasury brings together some of Elmer's most exciting and colourful adventures. "A deserved favourite with the 2-5s". (The Sunday Times). "A celebration of individuality and laughter". (Publishers Weekly).
Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different.