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Best of David McKee books

Elmer Lost Teddy, Elmer Treasury, Elmer and the Tune

Beloved author and illustrator of the Elmer picture book series, David McKee has recently won BookTrust's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Here are some of our David McKee picks:

Join Elmer, the multi-colour patchwork elephant, on his very first adventure. A firm favourite with children of all ages, Elmer is an elephant who loves to play practical jokes.

This is a humorous story in which a young boy is exasperated by his parents' refusal to listen to him, so he decides to make them take notice.

A modern classic, Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since his creation in 1989 and has sold over four million copies around the world. Elmer is not your normal grey elephant – his colourful exuberance cannot be contained for long! With his trademark cheeky humour, Elmer shows us that it's OK to be different.