Milet's four bilingual Elmer titles ( Elmer's Colours , Elmer's Day , Elmer's Friends , Elmer's Weather ) add to the publishing phemen about the little elephant who is different to all the others, first published in 1989. 'Total sales of the (Elmer) books in Britain alone exceed a million copies and they have w appeared in over 20 languages. There is hardly a month when an Elmer book is t being reprinted in more than one language.' - Anderson Press .
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had traditional training. David has produced several characters that have developed into highly popular series. He has been called 'Master of the modern fable'. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. Elmer is now published in more than 20 languages, including ten by Milet.