Author(s): David McKee
It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...
It's the season for giving in this brand new Elmer Christmas story in which everyone gets a seasonal treat!
"A seasonal treat for fans of the patchwork elephant." -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller "One of David McKee's warmest stories - sure to be a hit amongst both old and new fans of the patchwork coloured elephant." Carousel Magazine "Elmer the Elephant is an established favourite with the two-to-five age group. In this seasonal tale, the bright bold illustrations and sense of fun are perfect for very little ones." -- Sally Morris Daily Mail "A very useful book to share with children who write long and demanding Christmas lists. David McKee's illustrations that accompany the story are utterly irresistible too." -- Jo Heffer The Bookbag "Every child should get to know Elmer the patchwork elephant." Riveting Reads SLA 3-6
David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and several of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators. David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications as Punch, Times Education Supplement and the Reader's Digest. His first book, Two Can Toucan was published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. His books include the popular best-selling Elmer series, Not Now Bernard and King Rollo. David also illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond's Paddington Bear.