The Book That Made Me: Philip Reeve 16/10/19
Elmer and Super El
Publisher: Anderson Press
When Elmer’s friend, Super El, is attacked by a thorn bush, his smart red and yellow outfit gets badly torn and doesn’t look at all super. Although Elmer’s Aunt Zelda can easily mend the tears, the two elephants will have to pass by lots of the other animals to find her and Super El is worried they might laugh at him. Using a number of ingenious tricks, including disguising Super El as a bush and making a huge splash to distract the crocodiles, Elmer gets his friend to Aunt Zelda without him being seen.
Bold, colourful illustrations guide youngsters through a charming and humorous tale about the trouble some elephants will go to in order to help their friends.