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Elmer's Friends

Elmer's Friends

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by David McKee, David Mckee (Illustrator)
Elmer the patchwork elephant finds something unique to admire in each of his many different animal friends.


Elmer the patchwork elephant finds something unique to admire in each of his many different animal friends.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreSThese books feature a colorful patchwork elephant in their title subjects. Elmer's winsome personality shines through as he romps with a variety of wild animals from all over the worldpolar bears and leopards, elephants and kangaroosin this jungle fantasyland. Elmer's Friends, the most sophisticated of the four, leaves readers with the message that we can be different and still get along. The other texts are fairly generic, according to the concept depicted; most of the illustrations, done in bold, textured paints, are appealing and will encourage responses from toddlers. Solid choices for the board-book set.Linda Wicher, Highland Park Public Library, IL
From the Publisher

"A welcome addition to early years resources, for monolingual and bilingual teachers alike, as they provide opportunities for lots of discussion in and about a variety of languages."  —Books for Keeps

Product Details

HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
Elmer Series
Edition description:
1st U.S. ed
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

Meet the Author

David McKee attended Plymouth Art College, where he had traditional training. He has produced several characters that have developed into highly popular series.

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Elmer's Friends (English-Chinese) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
bibliophileMD More than 1 year ago
This book is not at all what I was expecting. It is described as a hardcover. I expected to receive a hardcover book with a dustjacket. What I received is a boardbook. I purchased it to give as a gift to my son's school library. The school library prefers harcover books, so the dust jackets can be protected with mylar, after call numbers and bar codes have been added. This book is not suitable for a school library. I will keep this book anyway. Instead of giving it to the library, I will give it to my niece as a gift. It's not what I intended, but it will have to do. I will have to keep looking for this title in hardcover. This book is appropriate for pre-schoolers.