In this delightful adventure of Elmer the patchwork elephant, find out how Elmer shows his friends that hot and cold are only relative -- and both can be fun!
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David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."
Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."From School Library Journal:
PreS-Gr 1--Elmer, the colorful patchwork elephant, reveals a sense of humor as he shows a herd of gray elephants that cold and warm are relative terms. When the others complain that they feel cold on a cooler than usual day in the jungle, Elmer leads them on a journey up to snow-covered mountains where they cavort in the snow and ice. Home again, they are now better able to appreciate their warm jungle home. This gentle story is sure to please children. The illustrations use a few subtle line changes in facial expression and body language to show a range of emotion and mood. A delightful picture book.
Eunice Weech, M.L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL
Copyright 1995 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
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