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  • Published: 10 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399449
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

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'Elmer's visit to his grandfather and their active reminiscences touchingly explore both memory and the importance of family relationships.' - Financial Times

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?

  • Pub date: 10 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781849399449
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

About the Author

David McKee

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois.
David’s first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

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Praise for Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

“A tonic to read.”

Child Education

“David McKee's work is always great...well-worth a place on any bookshelf. Warmly recommended”

Keith Dudhnath, TheBookbag.co.uk

“A perfect present from grandparents, although it's a delightful read for everyone. Warmly recommended.”

The Bookbag

“A warm, colourful tale perfect for sharing with a grandparent.”

Dawn Casey, armadillomagazine.com

“We love Elmer!”

Nursery Education magazine

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