Elmer the colourful
patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was
published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions,
and has sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is
that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and
cheeky humour of the main character, this new edition is a celebration of
his continued popularity.
Elmer and the lost teddy
Baby Elephant cant
sleep because he has lost his teddy, so Elmer sets off to look for it.
Eventually Elmer hears a voice shouting Help! Im lost! Can Baby
Elephants teddy talk, or is Wilbur playing a trick on Elmer, as usual?
Elmer and the Stranger
Is there a difference between a bounce
and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is
going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until
Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other.
Elmer and the Wind
Aided and abetted by
his ventriloquist cousin, Wilbur, Elmer pretends to be blown away on the
windiest day. They make fools of the other elephants, but when the
laughter dies down, Elmer reassures them that a heavy elephant is safe
in the worst of gales. When he tries to prove it, much to his surprise,
he really does get blown away
Elmer and Wilbur
practical jokes, but so does his cousin Wilbur. Until, that is,
Elmer has an idea which brings Wilbur back down to earth, in more
ways than one.
Elmer in the Snow
At the first
hint of a chill in the air, Elmers friends start complaining about
the cold, so Elmer decides to show them what cold weather is really
like. They set off for a walk up a mountain, and the higher they
get, the colder it gets. A good snowball fight at the top warms them
all up, but the elephants agree that compared with the freezing
mountain top, their home is not really that cold at all. With his
typical sense of mischief and fun, Elmer shows how hot and cold are
Elmer on Stilts
The hunters are
coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork
elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things
don't turn out quite as planned.
Elmer and super El
Elmer hears an Oh no! Looking round, he spots Super El whos in need
of Elmers help. He must get to Aunt Zelda without any of the other
animals seeing him and, as usual, its up to Elmer to come up with a
It is almost
Elmers Day again and the elephants have begun their preparations.
But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and
upsetting the other animals. Elmer changes the rules, and invites
every single animal to join in the parade, but they have a surprise
in store for Elmer.
Elmer and the Rainbow
Elmer and the
other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the
beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened:
the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own
colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives
the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?