Elmer: A Classic Collection by David McKee

Elmer: A Classic Collection by David McKee

Elmer A Classic Collection by David McKee

Elmer: A Classic Collection
Elmer’s best-loved tales

Author – David McKee
Publisher – Andersen Press
Pages – 152
Released – 5th September 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1783448678
Format – hardcover
Review by – Stacey
Rating – 5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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A collection of five of Elmer’s best-loved tales, bound together in a beautiful hardback with a stunning gold and green foiled cover. The perfect gift for fans of Elmer and his colourful adventures, and an ideal introduction for the very youngest readers.

This treasury contains:
Elmer and the Rainbow
Elmer and the Lost Teddy
Elmer in the Snow
Elmer’s Special Day

Review new 2021

Elmer the Patchwork Elephant has been around for generations having been first published back in 1968. David McKee has written 39 Elmer stories. In this ‘A Classic Collection: Elmer’s best-loved tales’ there are 5 of the best stories from his collection for children to enjoy.

The book is beautifully presented and begins with the very first Elmer story which tells the story of a colourful elephant wanting to fit in with all the other grey elephants, a tale that is still very relevant in 2019 as it was back in 1968.

This is a book to be treasured. All the stories are beautifully told and the illustrations are simply divine and make the book come alive. It is one that you can read to a child and relive your childhood as I’m sure many of you would have read these books as children too.

This would make a love present for a child. Elmer is always so optimistic and happy a trait not often found in society, I’m sure everyone could do with being a little more like Elmer.

Book Reviewer – Stacey

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About the Author

David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.

David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David lives in Arles, France.

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