Elmer and the Gift
From the Series Elmer
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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 3|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Diverse Books: Mental Health & Neurodiversity, Diverse Books: Physical Disability & Illness, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Andersen Press USA|
|Imprint||Andersen Press USA|
|Number of Pages||32|
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, 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 →
“[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