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  • Published: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781783441808
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $35.00

Elmer's Treasury

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Celebrate Elmer's 25th Anniversary at Andersen Press with this padded gift collection of five favourite Elmer stories!

A vibrant collection of five favourite stories starring the world famous patchwork elephant, including:

Elmer and Rose
Elmer and Grandpa Eldo
Elmer and the Lost Teddy
Elmer and Super El

A delight for lifelong fans and new-readers alike, this treasury brings together some of Elmer’s most exciting and colourful adventures.

‘A deserved favourite with the 2-5s.’ The Sunday Times

‘A celebration of individuality and laughter.’ Publishers Weekly

  • Pub date: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9781783441808
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 152
  • RRP: $35.00

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's Treasury

“Five timeless, exciting and colourful adventures. This beautiful hardback treasury is the perfect gift and an essential in the nursery bookshelf.”


“What a treat... loveable Elmer deserves a place in everyone's childhood; such a delight for adults to read and kids adore him.”

Angels & Urchins

“Handsome anthology. Celebrating difference with David McKee's individualistic patchwork elephant.”

Culture Sunday Times Christmas Children's Books

“It's impossible not to fall for the charm of this optimistic and cheerful pachyderm”

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