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  • Published: 30 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448187508
  • Imprint: Andersen Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 32

Elmer and the Monster

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Elmer meets a monster in this latest exciting book starring everyone's favourite patchwork elephant.

There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise!

  • Pub date: 30 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448187508
  • 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 the Monster

“A great new adventure for Elmer and his animal friends.”

Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading

“Elmer is still the same daring, caring eccentric he has been for twenty five years. McKee's jungle is as vibrant and busy as ever. And his storytelling is as expertly paced.”

Books for Keeps

“This visually vibrant story subtly and sensitively shows children how fears are often unfounded.”

Good Book Guide

“There is pandemonium in the jungle… I can promise you that you will never guess who or what caused the commotion, but you will love finding out with curious young readers!”


“McKee’s brightly coloured illustrations and expressive animals will catch the attention of children. This story would make a good read-aloud.”

School Library Journal

“Rich, vibrant, illustrations, full of McKee's trademark humour, this is a welcome new title and one that will be eqaully devoured by children and parents alike.”


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