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Oct 03 2019

Elmer's birthday by David McKee

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Andersen Press, 2019. ISBN: 9781783447947. 32pp., hbk.
To celebrate Elmer's 30th birthday, there is a new story called, appropriately, Elmer's birthday. Hoping to get their own back on him, the elephants decide to play a joke on Elmer on his birthday and spend the day getting all the other animals on board. But who has the last laugh?
Great for teaching children about elephants, the animals of the jungle, colour and patterns, as well as the themes of each story, I believe little ones have not had a real education if they don't meet Elmer. These two are going straight to my version of the pool room!
Barbara Braxton

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