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Elmer's Colours (Elmer)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  122 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Explore colours with Elmer, the patchwork elephant.
Board Book, 16 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Milet Publishing (first published March 14th 1994)
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Elizabeth Bardsley
This book is a very simple picture book which talks about colours. This book would be very useful to use within a Reception classroom to help them understand names of colours and how to identify them - e.g. white is a snowman, yellow is a lemon. Corresponding these colours to objects that are notoriously that colour will help children to visualise colours along with their names and bring them to be able to remember colours.

I would have this book within the library area of the classroom for them
Aug 05, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: toddlers
I have the English/Arabic bilingual version of this book. The abstract drawings are hardly recognizable to my 2-year old. He paid no attention to this book at all when he was 18 months and younger. It is not among his favorites, though he now recognizes some of the objects in the pictures. Some, such as the "strawberry ice lolly" are not familiar to him at all. It is not one of the better books for learning colors, either. All the colors are listed on the first page, and then repeated on other p ...more
Kyle Jorris
“Elmer's Colors” is a simple, short, but fascinating read. David McKee encourages racial awareness with his main character, Elmer. Elmer is full of primary and secondary colored squares that also teach color association through his story. You can tell this book is from 1994 from the look of its printing style, but you feel more of a nostalgic feel that can still interest today’s kids. It is built sturdy, and will endure through the abuse of your toddlers.
Ahmad Worthy
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I like this book because, the character Elmer the elephant things he is so different from the rest of the elephants due to his color. But little do he find out that the more different you are, the more unique you are as am individual.
Ruth Ann
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun, basic book about colors.
Feb 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
A cute Spanish-English board book. The story line connects colors to Elmer's activities. Cute. I will send this home with students, encouraging literacy in both Spanish and English.
Apr 14, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Elmer is a colorful elephant. Teaches basic colors.
Elmer, the colorfully checkered elephant, points out nature's colors (with Somali language).
May 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute, simple story about colors. Elmer the elephant is a patchwork elephant of colors.
Jul 10, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: xanthe-and-i
Xanthe loves this book. We have read it many times. I gave it 3 stars because I do not like it very much.
A very cute book. The very colorful elephant explores his very colorful world. This would be fun to use in early childhood classes (or just at home)to show children just how colorful their world is.
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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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