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The very first book about Elmer the patchwork elephant.

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.

Reviews

Unquestionably the life and soul of the party. I loved this book from the first time I read it.

Exepose

Its message of celebrating diversity and uniqueness is just as topical today as it was when celebrated author David McKee first created Elmer.

Junior Magazine

This board book edition is everything you would hope for... perfect.

The Bookbag

Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant.'

Riveting Reads SLA 3-6

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781783447534

    May 21, 2019

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Paperback

    9781783445653

    July 17, 2017

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $21.00

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  • Paperback

    9781783444250

    May 15, 2016

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $70.00

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  • Paperback

    9781842707319

    October 1, 2007

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Board Book

    9781783442683

    August 3, 2015

    Andersen

    30 pages

    RRP $19.99

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