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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Elmer Pride 2021: Celebrate Everyone’s True Colours with Elmer

Elmer will celebrate Pride this year in a collaboration with LGBT+ young people’s charity Just Like Us – for the first time ever an adult range of Elmer clothing will be on-sale in the UK at TruffleShuffle (along with new children’s t-shirts) where all proceeds from sales will go back to the charity. Elmer by…

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David McKee wins BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The creator of Elmer has won the prestigious BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award, which celebrates the body of work for an author and/or illustrator who has made an outstanding contribution to children’s literature. David McKee, who has a career that spans over 60 years, is known for creating beloved children’s classics including Elmer, Mr Benn and…

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