Elmer and the Birthday Quake

Elmer and the Birthday Quake Cover

Elmer and the Birthday Quake

By David McKee

Andersen Press, Hardcover, 9781467711173, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

Rose and the pink elephants are celebrating Old's 100th birthday. The celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to get help. It sounds like a job for Super El! Elmer, the patchwork elephant, has been a favorite of children around the world for decades. Illustrations.

About the Author
David McKee grew up in Devon, England. Later, while a student at Plymouth Art College, he began selling his cartoon drawings to newspapers. Since 1964 he has published a number of successful books for children, including the King Rollo stories, which he helped animate for British television. His first book for Lothrop was Snow Woman, of which Publishers Weekly said, "It is McKee's superb humor--conveyed almost solely in the illustrations...that wins the day." Of his second Lothrop book, Who's a Clever Baby, Publishers Weekly had this to say: "Grandma's alliterative frenzies are fascinating and readers will find Baby's manipulative stubbornness vastly amusing."

Mr. McKee enjoys traveling and doing books that "leave things unsaid."