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Book Title: Elmer and the Hippos|
Edition: Red Fox
Date of issue: September 2nd 2004
ISBN 13: 9780099451143
The author of the book: David McKee
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.89 MB
Read full description of the books Elmer and the Hippos:Elmer and the Hippos by David McKee is a brilliant book which demonstrates a problem and the process of coming up with a solution.
When the hippos move to the elephants’ river the elephants are not happy. Elmer is kind and says the hippos can use the elephants’ river as theirs has dried up. Elmer investigates and discovers that rocks have blocked up the hippo’s river. The other elephants insist that the hippos can move the rocks themselves but Elmer explains that if they work together then it will much quicker as the elephants can use their trunks to help move the rocks. Through working together the rocks are cleared and the elephants and the hippos play together in the river.
I really enjoyed this book as the illustrations are beautiful - very bright and child-friendly. This book is ideal for children ages 3-7 and would be great to read aloud. Asking questions such as ‘should the elephants help the hippos?’ and ‘what would happen if they didn’t?’ would be great to get the children involved at story time. There are also opportunities to discuss the importance of helping others, sharing and working as a team. The book also promotes an understanding of people who are different from us - the elephants, hippos, Elmer and his cousins are all unique but together they achieve great things. Younger children could recreate Elmer themselves using different techniques such as paint, chalk, collage and pastels.
Elmer and the Hippos would also be good for a class bookshelf. Children could attempt to read it independently as the pictures would help them understand the plot.
Read information about the authorDavid McKee (born 2 January 1935) is a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books and animations. He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as David (John) McKee.
For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was UK nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.
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