David McKee's first book about Elmer turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. Deservedly a modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer’s subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world. The Elmer book and CD pack features the classic story with a special edition cover and a story CD, perfect for sharing at bedtime or for livening up a car journey.
David Karashima (Edited by), Elmer Luke (Edited by)
Royalties from the sale of this book will go to charities working towards the reconstruction of north-eastern Japan.
11th March 2011. An earthquake occurring off the north-eastern coast of Japan - magnitude 9.0, duration six minutes - unleashed a 50-foot tsunami that within fifteen minutes had slammed its way ashore, rushing inland six miles, crushing all in its path - roads, airports, villages, trains, and buses - and triggering the slow, inexorable leak of radiation from five nuclear plants.
This was just the beginning. The waves did not stop; nor did the aftershocks, which were themselves rolling earthquakes of terrifying magnitude. Nor did the danger from radiation, which was controlled incrementally, until the meltdown began. One year on, the overwhelming sense of loss endures. Life goes on, but life is not the same.
The writers in this collection seek to explore the impact of this catastrophe through a variety of different means. The pieces - fiction and non-fiction, poetry and manga - reconceive the events of that day, imagine a future and a past, interpret dreams, impel purpose, pray for hope. Specific in reference, universal in scope, these singular, heartfelt contributions - by Yoko Ogawa, Ryu Murakami, Yoko Tawada, Kazumi Saeki and David Peace, among others - comprise an artistic record of a disaster which raises questions for all of us who live in the modern world.
Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. He has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together, but is Eldo quite as forgetful as Elmer thinks? He may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and elephants never forget. Do they?
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...
Rose and the pink elephants are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. The celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to get help. It sounds like a job for Super El!
At the first hint of a chill in the air, Elmer's 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 only relative.
This charming book of colours for very young children features all the colours of the much-loved patchwork elephant Elmer. Every spread has one or two bold and bright colours. Elmer loves them all - which is your favourite? Children will love the vibrant colours and rhyming text which combine to make a wonderfully original book of colours.
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 is not elephant colour. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer's much-loved first story is now available in this tactile shaped board book edition, abridged for the very youngest of readers. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.
It's almost Elmer's 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...
Learn all your shapes with Elmer! A first concept book ideal for the very youngest Elmer fans. This colourful, interactive board book with indented areas for little fingers to trace will help learn shapes, while developing the fine motor skills required for handwriting.
The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer but they can't think of one! So they ask wily old Snake to help them . . . Discover who tricks whom in this entertaining picture book about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant.
Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd - and they get a shock when they see she is pink! No wonder she is called Rose. But there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd - because everyone single one of them is pink!
Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait – when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?