Elmer's Christmas - Story Snug

Story Snug Advent: E is for Elmer’s Christmas

E is for Elmer’s Christmas by David McKee

We love the relationship between Elmer and the younger elephants in Elmer’s Christmas. Whilst joining in with their excitement about the forthcoming visit from Papa Red, Elmer also helps them to understand that Christmas is about giving. We think it’s great that they choose a Christmas tree with roots so that it can be replanted after Christmas.

The Story: The little elephants are excited about Papa Red’s visit so Elmer takes them to find a tree while the old elephants wrap up presents. The little elephants play in the snow before they take the tree home to decorate it. On Christmas night the little elephants hide and watch Elmer give Papa Red the presents. Elmer explains that Christmas is for giving and later that night he puts a Christmas present from Papa Red next to each sleeping elephant

Author / Illustrator: David McKee

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Can you suggest any more Christmas or wintry books that begin with the letter E? Please leave your suggestions in the comments or tweet them using the hashtag #StorySnugAdvent

Thank you to Nicola Marie for suggesting Elmo’s 12 Days of Christmas by Sarah Albee and Maggie Swanson.

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E is for Elmer’s Christmas

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8 responses to “Story Snug Advent: E is for Elmer’s Christmas”

  1. clairejustine avatar

    Such a lovely book. I remember reading this to my daughter when she was little 🙂

    1. Catherine avatar

      We’re huge fans of Elmer 🙂

  2. Ross - The Stented Papa avatar

    I hadn’t heard of this book before so like a flash, I’m on Amazon ordering it now – thank you !!!! It’s looks great and I know my Nips will love it. The colours looks class.

    I did come across ‘But No Elephants’ which has a wintery theme. You can check it out here https://www.amazon.co.uk/But-Elephants-Once-Upon-Time/dp/1563832747

    Happy Christmas from Jolly Toe-Bells (er, I mean, Ross – The Stented Papa :-)) #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      I hope that you enjoy it. Thank you so much for suggesting a book for today. I’ll add it to the post 🙂

  3. five little doves avatar

    Oh I love Elmer!! I haven’t seen this one though, I need to get some more Christmas books in for the children, we love reading together. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      I love the way that this story shows children that Christmas is about giving. Maybe you’ll find a copy of this in your local library.

  4. Lisa avatar

    I love posts like this, it reminds me of when my girls were little and I used to read books to them. Feeling a bit nostalgic now #MMBC x

    1. Catherine avatar

      Thanks Lisa. There’s something magical about sharing a Christmas book with a child 🙂