Elmer

McKee, David

Book - 1989
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Elmer
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All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.

Publisher: New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, [1989], c1968.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0688091717
0688091725
Characteristics: [31] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.

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Aug 09, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a lovely story about an elephant who is not like the others. In time it worries him so he seeks to cover himself and look just like everyone else. But the other elephants miss Elmer and wish him back as himself. This story was published in 1968, but it is a timeless classic. The message about being yourself still applies. The illustrations are full of fun and color. And at the same time the story teaches about size, color, and animals which is wonderful for the little ones. The ending made smile!
The language of the story is a bit awkward at times. Some of the sentences are too long. I think this books is better suited as a read-a-loud than for a student reading books for the first time.
Would I recommend this book? YES. Especially for ages 1-5

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Aug 09, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

mmcbeth29 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 8

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