Article Title

Elmer and the Tune


Ashely McKenzie


Excelent, Toddler, Preschool, David McKee, Elephant, Tune, Music, Happy Birthday, Friends, Problem Solving

Document Type

Book Review


When Elmer the elephant runs into his friend Rose, the tune she is humming gets stuck in his head. It's a catchy tune, so Elmer starts humming it, and before long all the animals he runs into are humming it too. He tries to get it out of his head to no avail and finally joins his friends in a lively rendition of “Happy Birthday” to no one in particular. Finally free of the tune, the story takes a humorous twist as Lion says he wishes he could remember it. Children will be able to relate if they've ever had a song stuck in their head!