Unbelievably, Elmer was first published 25 years ago, and the publishers Anderson Press are holding celebrations to mark the anniversary. To enable you to join in you can download a free 'Elmers Parade' pack from the website.
The pack includes craft activities, games, colouring sheets, bunting and lots of ideas for holding your own Elmer parade. Here is what the website says about the event:
This milestone anniversary of the much-loved patchwork elephant will be marked by a year long celebration of colours and individuality!
Andersen Press invites YOU to join in with Elmer’s Anniversary Parade and ‘show your colours’. You can hold an Elmer parade in a library, a bookshop, a classroom, at home, outside – anywhere!
Share pictures of your parade and Elmer activities on twitter using #Elmer25
Sounds like great fun, and even if there isn't an official event going on at your local library, play group or school then with the activities, colouring and bunting in the pack the children can still have fun with it at home.
Thanks to Holly1985 @ HUKD.