Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened—the rainbow has lost its colors! Elmer decides to give his own colors to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colors? Will he lose them forever?
Patchwork elephant Elmer is back and concerned about a pale "rainbow without colors." Planning to donate his own colors, Elmer seeks out the rainbow's end, along with several jungle animals that wonder what will happen to Elmer's colors if he gives them away. Elmer succeeds in giving the rainbow a boost of color, and happily his trademark checkerboard hide remains intact. The message "Some things you can give and give and not lose any. Things like happiness or love or my colors" lands with a bit of a thud, but ensures that Elmer will continue to brighten his friends' lives. Ages 4 9.