Elmer by David McKee
“There was once a herd of elephants. Elephants young, elephants old, elephants tall or fat or thin. Elephants like this, that or the other, all different but all happy and all the same colour. All, that is, except Elmer.”
Elmer is a colourful elephant who stands out from her herd. Unhappy with being teased he changes his colour to fit in but discovers he enjoys being different. The other elephants accept Elmer for who he is and realise it is okay to be different.
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- BBC News: The Evolution of Elmer
- Early Learning HQ: Resources
- Elmer: Teaching Activities
- The Guardian: Elmer – Celebrating difference for 25 years
- Reading is Fundamental: Elmer Activities
- Teaching Children Philosophy: Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion
- Teaching Ideas: Elmer Teaching Ideas and Resources
- World Book Day: Teaching guides -Early Years Ideas
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