Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork allover, and everyone loves his patches. But right now, Elmer is bored. Only a good joke will save the day, and Elmer has one up his trunk that's sure to please his many fans. David McKee's comical story is a celebration of individuality and imagination.
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David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."
Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 1-- Elmer, an elephant who sports a colorful patchwork hide, relies on humor to relieve his boredom. He enlists the aid of his friend and fellow elephant Harold, and they paint every member of the sleeping herd in a patchwork design similar to his own. When the animals wake up, an identity crisis ensues, as they all try to determine who the "real" Elmer is. Plot takes second place to the exuberant illustrations, and McKee manages to delineate personality with the quirk of an eyebrow. The kaleidoscope of colors ensures that this elephant joke will spend little time on the shelf. --Lori A. Janick, Parkwood Elementary School, Pasadena, TX
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Book Description Random House (UK), 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99917203
Book Description Random House (UK), 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099917203
Book Description Random House (UK), 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110099917203