Annual Elmer Day celebrations move online

Andersen Press will mark #ElmerDay2020 via official website and free YouTube activities.

Andersen Press has moved its annual celebration of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant to an online-only, at-home activity for 2020.

Taking place on Saturday May 23, the event usually sees bookshops, libraries, schools and nurseries getting involved with special events.

However, this year everything will be available for free at elmerday.co.uk and Andersen Press’ YouTube channel.

This will include a bumper at-home activity pack, a new video reading of Elmer and the Rainbow (by Jospeh Coelho) on YouTube and social media, plus a message for everyone involved to wear their brightest colours.

Partners will also be sharing new material via online and social channels. A special Seven Stories weekly storytime on Friday May 22 will be the new book, Elmer’s Birthday; Waterstones will share a special video of David McKee reading Elmer; Discovery Story Centre will share Elmer and the Rainbow, read by its story builders; anti-bullying charity, Kidscape has made its weekly activity pack a celebration of Elmer Day; while celebrity readings by Rita Ora and Nathalie Emmanuel of Elmer books will take place on Save the Children’s Save with Stories campaign, plus Capital Breakfast host Sian Welby reading for Coram Beanstalk.

Further links for Andersen Press content will include a song from the Elmer touring theatre show, Seven Stories’ mini-documentary on David from its exhibition Elmer and Friends and further readings on the YouTube channel.

MORE NEWS
Majesticnew500x500
 
Ongoing safety concerns force a decision to postpone the 2020 event....
10440812_304644099708610_5417943595179290641_n
 
The international nursery trade show is now looking forward to a positive and re-energised event in 2021....
55pps
 
This year's entry and judging process has moved entirely online in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. ...
LCCandyLab500x500
 
Company will cover the UK and Ireland and distribute the full range of 60 existing lines from August; new launches also planned for September....
EntertainerFarEast500x500
 
Ambitious toy retailer is working with Kim Hin Joo (Malaysia) as its franchise partner for the territory....
pps500
 
The latest issue is out now, packed full of all the latest news, commentary, new product and industry insight. ...
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter