Elmer Pride

Elmer has been called an LGBT+ Hero by Guardian, and his message of acceptance and celebration makes him the perfect partner for Pride celebrations! This year we’re celebrating Pride Month with our special charity partner LGBTQ+ Charity Just Like Us and two amazing licensees, The Puppet Company and TruffleShuffle to raise much-needed funds for the…

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Andersen Press to publish David McKee’s Elmer and the White Bear

Manuscript and early sketches for 31st Elmer picture book uncovered by his family following David McKee’s death in 2022 Illustrations completed by Marysia Milewski, a close friend and colleague of David McKee, based on his sketches Elmer and the White Bear unveiled for the first time to partners and publishers at Bologna International Children’s Book…

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The Elmer Adventure – New Stage Show for 2024

Click here to book tickets for the show. Elmer will be adventuring to the stage this autumn in The Elmer Adventure, a new musical adaptation from the award-winning Tall Stories Theatre Company. Join three friends on a joyful jungle adventure in this magical, musical adaptation of the much-loved Elmer books by David McKee. Everyone loves…

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Celebrate World Book Day 2024 with Elmer!

To celebrate World Book Day and Elmer’s 35th Anniversary next year a new mini Elmer picture book about the magic of sharing and making up stories will be part of the World Book Day £1 book series – coming next February! In Elmer and the Patchwork Story it’s almost bedtime in the jungle, and the…

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Horniman Welcomes Elmer And Friends Exhibition

Elmer will soon be arriving at the Horniman Museum in South London for their latest exhibition: ELMER and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee. The exhibition features Elmer and the other beloved characters created by the late author and illustrator David McKee spanning 50 years, with original artworks displayed alongside cosy reading areas and…

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Celebrate Elmer Day 2022

Elmer Day returns on 28th May 2022. This year’s Elmer Day is very special as we are not only celebrating the themes of inclusivity and friendship that run throughout the Elmer books, we are also honouring the life and legacy of Elmer’s creator David McKee. His was a singular voice and a shining light in children’s books, whose…

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David McKee, 1935 – 2022

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of David McKee, beloved author and illustrator for children, and creator of iconic children’s books Elmer, Not Now, Bernard and Mr Benn. David died surrounded by his family, following a short illness in the South of France, where he has spent a lot of time…

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Join in the fun for Elmer Day 2021!

Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day we are spreading the positivity of Elmer with free resources so that everyone can hold their own celebration in May. Whether you celebrate in a classroom, at home or online, this year’s Elmer Day is open to anyone who wants to…

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