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  • 'Elmer and the Rainbow' Paper Rainbow Craft

    ‘Elmer and the Rainbow’ Paper Rainbow Craft

    The Elmer series from David McKee are popular books in my home. In addition to reading, making crafts is another favorite activity that I love doing with my kids. Last year after reading Elmer and the Rainbow, my daughter and I made our own patchwork rainbows. Materials Blank paper Black marker Colored paper Scissors Glue […] More

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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 […] More

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    Our Favorite ‘Elmer’ Board Books

    My toddler daughter loves Elmer the patchwork elephant. In addition to reading many of the regular Elmer books by David McKee, she and I have also read a number of the Elmer board books. Here are some of our favorites. Elmer’s Day (1994) Follow Elmer the patchwork through his day from waking up in the […] More

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    Our Favorite ‘Elmer’ Books

    My toddler daughter recently fell in love with the Elmer books by David McKee. I first brought home Elmer in the Snow for her to read during Christmastime. She immediately took a shine to the patchwork elephant and his adventures. Here are some of our favorite Elmer books. Elmer (1968) Elmer (1968) is the first […] More