Elmer the Patchwork Elephant was first written in 1989, by British author David McKee, and published in the United Kingdom by Anderson Press.
Elmer is an elephant who has a colourful patchwork body. He is fun loving and optimistic and he loves practical jokes. Many of the themes that author McKee explores include, being different, self acceptance, friendship, and diversity.
Since 1989, it has sold 20 book titles and has sold more nearly 5 million copies in 40 languages around the world.