Spring 2023

Elmer and the Gift

From the Series Elmer

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

The last Elmer storybook from master picture book maker and BookTrust Liftetime Achievement Award winner David McKee, about caring for elderly family members.

Aunt Zelda has a gift to give to Elmer from his Grandpa Eldo, but she can’t remember what it is or where it is. Zelda’s memory sometimes escapes her, and her hearing isn’t what it used to be, so they set off together to find Grandpa Eldo and solve the mystery of the forgotten gift. Elmer’s love, patience, and respect for his Aunt Zelda and Grandpa Eldo make for a heart-warming depiction of family life with elderly relatives.

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978-1-7284-9205-6
On pre-order until 03/07/2023
$14.24
978-1-7284-9207-0
On pre-order until 03/07/2023
$23.99
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2023-03-07
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002080, JUV013030, JUV015020
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gently conveyed and strong message for young readers with elderly family members of their own. Fans of the series will be heartened. A tender tale featuring a beloved hero.”—Kirkus Reviews

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 →