Sunday, 27 July 2014

Elmer - 25 year anniversary #Review

I love introducing my little people to classic children's books.
Whilst technology and life gets hold of us and moves us to new places.
There is something about books, which enrapture and hold our imagination.
For my little people, television, tablets, are left behind in favour of snuggling up, or sitting rivetted as mummy reads a story.

Elmer, the classic children's picture book written and illustrated by one of the most celebrated children’s authors of all time, David McKee, will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary at Andersen Press this year.

And like all of my favourite children's books, Elmer is as loved today as it ever was with it being one of the most widely read children’s books in the UK. The Elmer book series has sold over 7 million copies worldwide since its publication at Andersen Press in 1989 and translated into more than 50 languages.
I loved how much the children loved Elmer.
I love how much the tales resonates as much today as I'm sure it did 25 years ago.

And I love the quality and relevance of the Elmer merchandise, which now seems to go hand-in-hand with all books and television series.
I have benefited from quite a few peaceful hours as the children enjoyed creating their own Elmer as part of the floor puzzle.
I was amazed that this was the 'toy' that Seren chose to take in on the last day of term.
So that all of her friends could contribute to make Elmer complete.

And me, well, like all reminders of my childhood.
My magpie eye fell on the snow globe.
Of course I was not alone.
But this, this remains special to all of us.
What are your memories of Elmer?
Can  you believe he's 25?!
Will you be reading his stories to your children?

Disclosure: We received an Elmer 25th Anniversary package for the purposes of this review. All opinions and views contained are our own.

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