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Elmer and Papa Red by David Mckee


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Elmer and Papa Red by David McKee
Published by Anderson Press 2011

Elmer takes all the little elephants to fetch home the Christmas tree. On the way they interview him about Papa Red whom they’ve never seen.

As the jungle becomes pine trees and the youngsters see snow for the first time Papa Red is gradually forgotten as they tumble about using their trunks for snowballing.

After they’ve carried home the perfect tree, decorated it and placed the presents all around the elephants are tired. But Elmer promises them a special surprise if they can stay awake and well hidden.

This simple picture book perfectly captures the spirit of Christmas and the importance of giving. David McKee’s vivid colour illustrations including those of the instantly recognisable patchwork elephant compliment the text in what makes a beautiful story to share with your little ones at this time of year.


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