on 7 July 2012
Readers who delighted in the antics of Elmer the patchwork elephant in the first title in this series will be delighted to discover that he has an equally mischievous cousin, Wilbur. Wilbur is a ventriloquist, who can make it sound like his voice is coming from all sorts of different places. He uses this to have great fun as Elmer and the herd come to look for him, but for a while it looks like the joke is on him!
David McKee's illustrations are full of warmth and humour. The story of Elmer and Wilbur is well-written, and a pleasure to read.
This review refers to the paperback edition of 'Elmer and Wilbur' published by Andersen Press in 2009.