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It's almost Elmer Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the 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....
Hardcover, 28 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Andersen Press (first published September 1994)
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Siobhan
Sep 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Emma Hamilton
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
KS1- Reception

English: Use the speech within the book and create a script from it. Make an invitation to the other animals asking them to join the parade. Can you plan your own version of Elmer’s Special Day?

Maths: Look at the patterns on Elmer and the book, can you make your own repeating patterns?

ICT: Using a paint programme can you make your own elephant mask?
Ashley
Jul 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Easy library choice due to its bright colors. What a great story! The illustrations make the book especially wonderful. On Elmer's Day, all the elephants (and other animals) paint themselves brightly for a parade in honor of Elmer, who colors himself to look like a normal, gray elephant. Each page shows more brightly colored and excited animals celebrating Elmer :) Very cute.
Molly
Oct 20, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
I still prefer the original Elmer- but this one is fun and has even brighter illustrations!
Kay
Oct 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
We love, love, love Elmer. And we love the meaning behind this story. Great for teaching kids that EVERYONE is special!
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May 04, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2016-new
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Mary
Mar 18, 2013 rated it liked it
No one is left out of the elephant parade. A colorful story of inclusion.
Amanda
Very colorful and cute story. I love Elmer the patchwork elephant and how cooperative and fun-loving all his friends are.
Jami
Feb 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bedtime-stories
A fun, colorful book.
Bella Cassese
May 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
funny
Heather Jo
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: meggie-list
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Vinitha
Oct 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in the series we are reading and my 3 year old just loved it. The book is fun, colorful with beautiful illustrations.
Heather
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: from-library
39 months - a fairly simple book about celebrating our differences and including other.
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David McKee (born 2 January 1935) is a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books and animations. He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as David (John) McKee.

For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was UK nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.
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