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The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, but Elmer shows them it's not about whether you win or lose, but how you run the race

The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a race. Each decorated a different colour, the racers set off around the course and discover things about themselves – Blue may be first and Orange second, but White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.

Reviews

McKee's original touches and stunning art mean Elmer deserves his place on the picture-book podium.

Alex O'Connell, The Times

An absolute treat... The ever so charming and colourful patchwork elephant Elmer returns in this gorgeously illustrated book.

Liz Robinson, Lovereading4Kids

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  • Paperback

    9781783444557

    October 17, 2016

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Hardback

    9781783444175

    August 1, 2016

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $32.99

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    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au