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Elmer, by David McKee | Book Spotlight

The Children’s Book Review | May 3, 2008

Elmer by David McKeeElmer

Written and Illustrated by David Mckee

Age Range: 4 – 8 years

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins (September 18, 1989)

ISBN-13: 978-0688091712

Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him!

If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn’t it? David McKee’s comical fable about everyone’s favorite patchwork elephant teaches readers to be themselves and celebrates the power of laughter.

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About the Author-Illustrator

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.”

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