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Discover the original Elmer story in a chunky board book shaped like Elmer himself! A perfect introduction to the world of Elmer for the very youngest readers.

Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, this classic tale has been abridged for the very youngest readers in this tactile shaped board book edition. 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.
'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES


This large saped board book is a great first introduction to Elmer... A charming story which celebrates being different and standing out from the crowd.

Best New Children's Books Guide, produced by the Publishers' Association and published in the Guardian 2018

Formats & editions

  • My First Elmer
    David McKee

    Board Book


    July 2, 2018


    10 pages

    RRP $16.99

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