25 years of 


Happy Anniversary Elmer!

This year marks 25 years of Elmer Books. This much-loved character has been brightening the pages of picture books since 1989. The delightful, patchwork elephant, with his subtle message that ‘it’s ok to be different’ has become a clear favourite in schools and at home. This page is dedicated to 'all things Elmer' to celebrate his special year and the continued popularity of this quirky character.

Elmer Book Pack - save 10% on 22 books

All of your Elmer favourites (and some new ones) together, in one bumper pack! This collection of Elmer ebooks contains 22 titles at a 10% saving. Order the set and these Elmer books will be added straight to your ebook library for 1 year for children to borrow and read.

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Elmer Activity Pack

This milestone will be marked by a year long celebration of colours and individuality called Elmer's Anniversary Parade. The publisher of Elmer books, Andersen Press, invites YOU to join in with the celebrations by holding your own Elmer Parade.

For more information on holding your own Elmer Parade download an Elmer's Parade Pack here.

The pack includes;

  • Craft activities
  • Games
  • Colouring Sheets
  • Lots of ideas on holding your own celebration


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£29.05 Frog books for your school library - save 10% on 12 books

Frog is not content to be just a plain green frog, he wants to do the things his friends can do. He tries to fly like Duck, to bake cakes like Pig and to read like Hare. But all his attempts are doomed to failure, and Frog is disconsolate, until Hare points out that his friends love him just the way he is. And in any case, he can swim and leap better than any of them! Frog is Frog.

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The author Max Velthuijs was born in The Hague in 1923, and died in 2005, aged 81. He is now considered to be one of Holland's most important creators of children's books, alongside Dick Bruna. He won several awards, including the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Medal 2004. He worked as an illustrator of posters, adverts and films after the war and only started working on children's books in the 1980s. 

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