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Children's Book of the Month
Elmer and Papa Red
by David McKee
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.