Elmer's Special Day

From the Series Elmer

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world since the first book debuted in 1989. Elmer’s Special Day is the latest book in this classic series. It’s almost Elmer Day again for the elephants, and they are getting their colorful parade outfits ready. But in their excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules and invites every single animal to join in the parade. And they have a surprise in store for Elmer . . .

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-0-76135-154-2
$17.99 $13.49
978-0-76135-695-0
$26.99 $20.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2009
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2009-08-01
BISACS JUV002260, JUV019000, JUV002080
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.9
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 130833
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“McKee illustrates in a loose, folk-art style. Elmer visually clashes with the foliage and his friends, and the whole enterprise exudes cheery, unassuming goodwill. The elephants’ nonexclusive event provides a model for any peaceable kingdom.” —Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“McKee does a great job of creating the jungle environment and the festivities in vibrant, exciting colors. The textures and the patchwork-quilt look of the jungle will invite readers to take a closer look. The impact of the creatures coming together as a community to celebrate is a satisfying conclusion – everyone is having a great time and no one feels left out. A strong addition to the popular series.” —School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: David McKee

David McKee's books are published in numerous languages throughout the world. He divides his time between London and the south of France.

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Elmer

Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades. Join Elmer and his friends as they have adventures and learn valuable lessons about helping others and embracing differences. Charmingly written and vividly illustrated by acclaimed children’ View available downloads →