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About the book
  • Published: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783444946
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 10
  • RRP: $15.99

Elmer: Hello, animals!


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A sturdy, bright buggy book featuring Elmer's best animal friends.

The perfect introduction to the world of Elmer and his best animal friends for the youngest of children. This little book clips onto a buggy and is perfect for keeping little ones entertained on the go. Children will love spotting and naming the animals in the bold illustrations.

  • Pub date: 20 March 2017
  • ISBN: 9781783444946
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 10
  • RRP: $15.99

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’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

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Praise for Elmer: Hello, animals!

“Who better than Elmer the elephant and his creator David McKee to introduce children to wild animals? This sturdy little board book features a parade of Elmer’s friends in vivid, lively character sketches by McKee.”

Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids


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