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This book kept me engaged throughout. The story has a great message that can relate to students. Many students find themselves to be different and have a difficult time in school and this story shows that it is actually a good thing to be different. The elephants talking and Elmer being multiple colors are the elements of fantasy presented in this text. This book would most likely be used in Kindergarten at the beginning of the year.
  leighTembrey | Sep 28, 2016 |
Elmer is a bright and colorful elephant full of humor.. But he is constantly getting laughed at for the way he looks. He tries his hardest to blend in with the rest of his heard, but soon realizes that he likes himself just the way he is!
Great for helping students identify and love themselves! ( )
  sehuff | Sep 7, 2016 |
Missed this when my kids were little. Too bad; they would have liked it. Of course, the theme is handled in other books, and I'm sure we shared it from the likes of [a:Leo Lionni|32804|Leo Lionni|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1212699342p2/32804.jpg]. In fact, at first this, to me, seemed like a rehash. But it grew on me, and I love the ending.

(Thank you [b:1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up|6936332|1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up|Julia Eccleshare|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1342805030s/6936332.jpg|7168376] for drawing this to my attention. ;) ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? The surprising conclusion of David McKee's comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.

A good mentor text for teaching size and shape for math, but also talking about individuality and the power of laughter.
  Scopuslrc | Mar 16, 2016 |
ELMER follows a young elephant and his herd. But ELMER isn't just any elephant ELMER is a multicolored elephant. Elmer is the "joke of the heard." Or so he thinks. This leads Elmer to go try and change himself. This book ads a lot of funny phrases,and themes to get kids involved. This could be a fun book to read in a kindergarten, or first grade room. A fun activity would be for the kids to make the classroom heard. They could all have a blank elephant and be able to decorate it themselves. Then the teacher could hang them up around the room. This would help to show kids that not every elephant is the same. Or in their case that not every person is the same. ( )
  cross67 | Dec 3, 2015 |
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Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? The surprising conclusion of David McKee's comical fable is a celebration of individuality and the power of laughter.

Elmer the elephant, a colorful character because of his patchwork hide and sense of humor, tries to blend in with the herd, but soon realizes that he's happiest just being himself. "McKee's gentle humor and love of irony are in full force in this celebration of individuality and laughter." -- Publisher's Weekly.

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All the elephants of the jungle were gray except Elmer, who was a patchwork of brilliant colors until the day he got tired of being different and making the other elephants laugh.

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