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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 David McKee's comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.

Elmer the elephant, a colorful character because of his patchwork hide and sense of humor, tries to blend in with the herd, but soon realizes that he's happiest just being himself. "McKee's gentle humor and love of irony are in full force in this celebration of individuality and laughter." — Publisher's Weekly.

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All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.

About the Author

David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."

Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."

David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."

Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."

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judypiano, February 4, 2013 (view all comments by judypiano)
A very sweet story I bought everyone of the series. The colors and the artwork are spectacular. Every book, including this one, the original, is fantastic. Every page offers some interactive opportunities for the reader to the child. Elmer is so nice and cute that I also bought framed prints of the books. My grand children know Elmer very well. I love it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780688091712
Author:
McKee, David
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
McKee, David
Author:
McKee, David
Author:
by David Mckee
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Picture books
Subject:
Picture books for children
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
Animals - Elephants
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Elephants -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Concepts - Colors
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Elmer Books
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
9 x 7.5 in 28.96 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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