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My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book

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Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, this classic tale has been abridged for the very youngest readers in this tactile shaped board book edition. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.
'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES

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This is Book 5 in the Elmer Picture Books Series. See all Elmer Picture Books books here.

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12th May '18
I read it to Rooroo aged 2 aged 2 & to Flic aged 8 months aged 0
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
This is a terrific book my own children loved this and now so do my grandchildren. It is very colourful and great easy story. I would definitely recommend this even for a gift. 
17th January '19
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
My daughter has developed an obsession with Elmer! She loves his colour and comparing him to the other elephants in this book. It is a short story with bright, large illustrations and less text than some Elmer books which is good for the younger audience. Having a shaped book is a nice element too. 
13th May '18
I read it to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
We love Elmer stories and this is a perfect introduction to the character. A lovely big boardbook shaped like Elmer, it is full of bright pictures that my 1 year old loved. It is the first Elmer story in a shorter form, perfect for those hildren go don't want to stop for long! My daughter has spotted some other Elmer stories in the library and has enjoyed looking through them. 
13th May '18
I read it to SPH aged 3 aged 3
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
My son loved reading Elmer! He was instantly drawn to the book with the quirky elephant shape and the great colours. It's a short story so perfect for younger children and it's a nice story!
14th May '18
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Bright colourful and the wonderful nostalgic Elmer Elephant. A book with a simple story about acceptance of difference. Being you and having fun. 
31st May '18
I read it to Arty aged 7 months aged 0
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Such a lovely book. I was surprised at the size but its a great size for tiny hands to grasp on to. A lovely little story with the bright colours you'd expect from Elmer the elephant. Little nephew is 7 months old and loved looking at the book.
27th May '18
I read it to Joel C aged 1 aged 1
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
This is a lovely book with bright glossy illustrations. It's a lovely introduction to Elmer and a great way of exploring difference and celebrating differences. The board book format shaped like an elephant is great for helping little hands turn the pages.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
17th May '18
I read it to Amelia04 aged 2 aged 2
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Amelia loved the shape of this book and that it had lots of bright colours to name. Her favourite part of the book was when Elmer scared the others and they all laughed. She did too. It is short enough to keep her interested with a good storyline that she understood. A book she picks up often.
18th May '18
I read it to ERK aged 11 months aged 0
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
My daughter loves this book with its bright colours and fun shape. It’s a lovely introduction to Elmer and it has a nice story about being accepted for who you are, regardless of what you look like. The illustrations are lovely and the book is full of happy, bright colours. 
27th June '18
Pre school read it themselves aged 2 to 4
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
Fab colourful board book to introduce Elma to little ones. I shared it with 3 two yr olds and 3 three year olds and it kept them interested. It has become a book they go to as it’s just right for their attention. 
21st May '18
I read it to Rubiroo aged 5 aged 5 & to Darcm aged 1 aged 1
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
5 stars
What a lovely icon book in a study format for young children to hold and enjoy. She screamed with delight opening the envelope to show this book. 
A firm favourite with her big sister they were able to enjoy a book together. The bright colours and illustrations made this book a hit and with Elmer day at our library this weekend it was a lovely book to receive.
16th May '18
Jackwilliam read it themselves aged 3 aged 3
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
4 stars
Lovely story, I read with my 1 & 3 year old, I love how it explains diversity to children , would be good for in schools and nursery’s, loved the physical shape of the book, great use of colour through the book! 
30th May '18
I read it to AKELLY aged 1 aged 1
My First Elmer: Shaped Board Book 9781783446773
4 stars
Elmer is such a classic, one which is beloved by so many children so I was delighted when I found the board book version. It's perfect for my one year old daughter who can be quite hands on with books and has ripped quite a few of her older brothers. Full of the same characters we know and love, with lovely words and bright and colourful illustrations. I know we'll love this book for years.
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Illustrator and writer David McKee is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patch...

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