Elmer the Patchwork Elephant

Elmer remains one of the most iconic and widely read children’s book series of all time, selling over 10 million copies worldwide since it was first published by Andersen Press in 1989. 

Elmer, the first story featuring the patchwork elephant published by Andersen Press in 1989, promotes inclusivity and friendship, themes that have since resonated with millions of children around the world. David McKee went on to write and illustrate a total of 30 Elmer picture books, with more novelty titles too, and a successful licensing programme which sees Elmer appear on clothing, on the stage, in games and puzzles and much, much more.

David’s messages of compassion and friendship will continue to live on for many more generations through his joyful, heartfelt stories.