David McKee Elmer and Wilbur

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Elmer and Wilbur

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Elmer the patchwork elephant has lost his ventriloquist cousin in the jungle! Elmer can hear Wilbur, but he can't see him. He searches high and low, but he can't find the cheeky black-and-white elephant anywhere. He's just about to give up and go home for tea when Wilbur stops him - he's been hiding up a tree all along, but now he's stuck! At last it's Elmer's turn to play a joke - would he really leave poor, hungry Wilbur stuck up the tree? Of course not! Soon, Wilbur is safely back on the ground, just in time for tea!

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About the Author:

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and several of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators. David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader's Digest. His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. His books include the popular best-selling Elmer series, Not Now Bernard and King Rollo. David also illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond's Paddington Bear.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-Grade 1-Elmer, a patchwork elephant, is waiting for his cousin to visit. He and the other pachyderms decide to look for the tardy Wilbur. Their search turns into a game of hide-and-seek because Wilbur, a ventriloquist, keeps throwing his voice in the direction of a tiger, a pond, and some rabbits. Just when the seekers are ready to pack it in and go home, the checkerboard-patterned Wilbur is found stuck in a tree. Elmer and friends help get him down, but how he got up there remains a mystery. McKee's colorful illustrations are jolly and rambunctious, but the story is thin. If Wilbur is stuck, why does he mislead his would-be rescuers for so long? And how did he get up that tree, anyway? To young listeners, who will be charmed by the childlike antics of these amiable animated animals, the answers to these questions are probably irrelevant, and they will enjoy looking at the pictures more than once.
Anna DeWind, Milwaukee Public Library
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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