Elmer and the Hippos

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.

In Elmer and the Hippos, the elephants are not happy. The hippos’ river has dried up, and they have moved into the elephants’ river. Some of the elephants don’t like sharing. Elmer decides to investigate. He discovers the hippos’ dry river could be fixed—but only if the hippos and the elephants drop their prejudices and work together.

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978-0-7613-6442-9
$13.49
978-1-4677-6673-9
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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2003
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2010-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.1
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002080, JUV002330, JUV039220
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 520
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 2.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 137365
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Awards

  • Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, Winner, 2003

Reviews

The Horn Book Guide

“The elephants get upset when hippos move into their river. Patchwork elephant Elmer, put in charge of finding out why the hippos’ river has dried up, enlists both hippos and elephants to help remove a pile of rocks blocking the water. McKee’s story, while a little heavy with its compromise-and-teamwork message, still manages to entertain with vivid, lively illustrations.” —The Horn Book Guide

School Library Journal

“With its vibrant, eye-catching colors and engaging goings-on, this book is a visual delight.” —School Library Journal

Author, Illustrator: David McKee

David McKee was the creator of several famous characters including King Rollo, Mr. Benn, and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. His books are published in numerous languages throughout the world. In 2020 David won the BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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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… View available downloads →