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    More Favorite ‘Elmer’ Books

    After reading about half of the Elmer books from my library, my toddler daughter still wanted more. She had fallen in love with the patchwork elephant. Never one to deny books from a child, I headed to my local library and requested all the other Elmer books in the David McKee series that I could find. Here are some more of our favorite Elmer books.

    Elmer on Stilts (1993)

    The hunters are coming to the jungle in Elmer on Stilts (1993), so Elmer must think of a way to protect the elephants. After running into giraffe, Elmer decides that the elephants should hide on stilts. Will the hunters find the elephants, or will the elephants play the biggest trick of all?

    Cover of Elmer on Stilts Inside Pages of Elmer on Stilts

    Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek (1998)

    Younger readers will learn about colors while helping Elmer search for bird in Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek (1998), a lift-the-flap book.

    Cover of Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek Inside Pages of Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek

    Elmer and Grandpa Eldo (2001)

    When Elmer visits his golden Grandpa Eldo one day in Elmer and Grandpa Eldo (2001), the younger elephant finds himself having fun reminding his grandfather about all the fun things the two used to do together. Will Elmer remember everything? And Grandpa Eldo might be old, but do elephants ever forget?

    Cover of Elmer and Grandpa Eldo Inside Pages of Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

    Elmer and Butterfly (2002)

    As Elmer is strolling through the jungle one day in Elmer and Butterfly (2002), he hears a small voice calling for help. When he rescued Butterfly from a fall tree, Butterfly promises to help Elmer should he ever find himself in need of assistance. Chuckling at the idea of a butterfly helping an elephant, Elmer soon finds himself in a tricky situation. Will Butterfly help Elmer with his problem?

    Cover of Elmer and Butterfly Inside Pages of Elmer and Butterfly

    Elmer and Snake (2004)

    The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer in Elmer and Snake (2004). After consulting with Snake, the elephants begin the trick on Elmer. But Snake lets Elmer in on the joke. Will the other elephants fool Elmer, or will Elmer play the bigger trick?

    Cover of Elmer and Snake Inside Pages of Elmer and Snake

    Elmer and Aunt Zelda (2006)

    In Elmer and Aunt Zelda (2006), Elmer and Wilbur visit their Aunt Zelda, an elderly elephant who is hard of hearing. As Aunt Zelda shows her nephews around her new home, young readers will learn the value of cross-generational relationships — and experience a few laughs too.

    Cover of Elmer and Aunt Zelda Inside Pages of Elmer and Aunt Zelda

    Elmer and the Rainbow (2007)

    After a big storm, a rainbow without any colors appears in the sky in Elmer and the Rainbow (2007). Elmer tells the other elephants that, if he can find the end of the rainbow, he can give the rainbow his colors. The other elephants worry that Elmer will lose his colors but decide a colorless Elmer is better than a colorless rainbow. Will Elmer find the end of the rainbow? Will he lose his colors?

    Cover of Elmer and the Rainbow Inside Pages of Elmer and the Rainbow

    Elmer and the Big Bird (2008)

    When a big bully bird begins scaring the other birds in Elmer and the Big Bird (2008), Elmer comes up with an ingenious solution. Elmer proves that all he needs is a little help from his friends. Will Elmer and his friends scare the bully bird away?

    Cover of Elmer and the Big Bird Inside Pages of Elmer and the Big Bird

    Elmer’s Christmas/Elmer and Papa Red (2011)

    The young elephants eagerly await the arrival of Papa Red, the elephant equivalent of Santa Claus, in Elmer’s Christmas (also published as Elmer and Papa Red) (2011). All the presents are ready, and Elmer has a surprise for the young ones. Will the elephants learn that Christmas is the season for giving?

    Cover of Elmer's Christmas Inside Pages of Elmer's Christmas

    Elmer and Rose (2012)

    In Elmer and Rose (2012), Elmer and Wilbur must help Rose, a pink elephant who blushes all the time, find the rest of her herd. Along the way, Rose teaches Elmer and Wilbur about being unique. Will Elmer and Wilbur learn a valuable lesson about being different and fitting in?

    Cover of Elmer and Rose Inside Pages of Elmer and Rose

    Elmer and the Monster (2014)

    As the patchwork elephant goes for a walk in Elmer and the Monster (2014), Elmer discovers pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roar sends all the animals stampeding. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate and discover that monsters are not always as scary as some may believe.

    Cover of Elmer and the Monster Inside Pages of Elmer and the Monster

    What is your favorite Elmer book?

    Image Credits

    Cover of Elmer on Stilts © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer on Stilts © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer Plays Hide-and-Seek © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and Grandpa Eldo © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and Grandpa Eldo © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and Butterfly © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and Butterfly © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and Snake © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and Snake © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and Aunt Zelda © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and Aunt Zelda © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and the Rainbow © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and the Rainbow © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and the Big Bird © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and the Big Bird © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer’s Christmas © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer’s Christmas © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and Rose © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and Rose © 2014 Heather Johnson
    Cover of Elmer and the Monster © 2015 Heather Johnson
    Inside Pages of Elmer and the Monster © 2015 Heather Johnson

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