Elmer (Elmer Books)Elmer

Reading level: Ages 2-6

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (September 18, 1989)

is the story of a multi-colored patchwork elephant. He lives with a herd of elephants, and he longs to be exactly the same as all of the others. … “If an elephant was laughing, the cause was usually Elmer.” … Elmer feels very sad and decides to run away from the herd. As he journeys through the jungle, meeting other friendly animals along the way, he comes across a bush with elephant colored berries. After covering himself completely in the berries, and transforming himself into a very ‘normal’ looking elephant, he decides to rejoin the herd. When he returns, he finds all of the other elephants sad and very serious. …”The surprising conclusion of David McKee’s comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.” …

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