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elmer cover
by David McKee

'There was once a herd of elephants. Elephants young, elephants old, elephants tall and short, fat and thin. All were different but all were happy, and almost all were the same colour. All except Elmer.'

Elmer is a brightly coloured patchwork elephant. The other elephants tease him because the stands out, so Elmer tries really hard to fit in.

About the author:david McKee

David McKee was born in Devon, and went to art college in Plymouth. He loved telling stories and illustrating them. In 1964 his first picture book was published.  He has gone on to publish over 30 books. His most famous characters are Elmer, Mr Benn and King Rollo.

Find out more about David McKee on his webpages at Andersen Press.