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perfect to teach sharing and caring to children.
on 4 December 2001
An enchanting tale of a young one's lost teddy. The story not only promotes caring and concern for another but of sharing.The unselfish act of immediately giving the young baby elephant his own special teddy to keep him company whilst he searches for the lost tedy is truly such a selfless act that hopefully when hearing the story and talking and discussing it children will be encouraged to perform good deeds like Elmer. The great concern of Elmer at the loss of someones special teddy sets him on a quest to find the missing teddy; on his way he encounters many of his animal friends who also have their own special teddies,he searches relentlessly through the jungle , around the lake and to no avail until he hears a voice, it's the lost teddy, but teddies cant talk and who should appear but Wilbur his cousin who spotted the teddy and knew Elmer was close by so decided to pretend the teddy was talking asking to be taken home back to its owner. The young elephant was so grateful to Elmer for finding his special teddy but even more so for lending him his special patchwork teddy.This is a perfect book to use in a classroom situation to promote and to encourage caring and sharing among young children; (it would be nice to have a patchwork bear like elmers to accompany the soft elmer toy.