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Elmer is a multi-coloured patchwork elephant, the only one who is not elephant-coloured. One day he decides that he is tired of being different...

Reader's Reviews


This is a very enjoyable book for a young child to read alone, or for a read-aloud. It is also a thoughtful story for any child who is worried about feeling different. The illustrations are bright and cheerful, and Elmer himself is so brightly coloured that he is unforgettable. It is the illustrations that really make this book, the text is so-so, to be honest.


Wonderful stories to read with young children.


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Parental Guidance

  • Reading Age: 5+
  • Reading Aloud Age: 3+


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Other Elmer books:

  • Elmer and Rose
  • Elmer and Aunt Zelda
  • Elmer and the Lost Teddy

David McKee has also illustrated other books including:

  • Not Now, Bernard
  • Three Monsters
  • Tusk Tusk
  • Isabel's Noisy Tummy

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