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David Mckee - Author

One of the World Book Day 2015 Authors David McKee is one of the best known illustrators of picture books,having created acknowledged modern classics such as Not Now, Bernard, Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, and Mr Benn, Gladiator. His books are published in many languages throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. He was born in Devon and now divides his time between the South of France and London.

Have you seen Elmer’s Photo Patchwork, an innovative activity-based app that encourages creativity and fun? Elmer the Patchwork Elephant is an elephant who stands out from the herd, and Elmer’s app is different too. It doesn’t keep children glued to the screen, it makes them look up, look around and get inspired by the world. The only limit is their imagination. By using an iPad or iPhone’s camera to take photos of interesting colours and textures, kids can add them to an elephant’s patchwork pattern. Aimed at children aged 3+. Elmer’s Photo Patchwork app is available for £1.99 from the App Store for iPad and iPhone. Find out more at www.elmersapps.com and view the app preview video here.

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Mckee

Elmer
David Mckee
A gorgeous soft feel board book with round corners, perfect for sharing with toddlers. The wonderfully colourful story of Elmer the patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, the...
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Not Now, Bernard
David Mckee
Two of our Guest Editors chose Not Now, Bernard - celebrating it's 35th anniversary in 2015 - as one of their favourite books. Sophie Mckenzie 'This dark, rather depressing picture book opened my eyes to what was possible with children's...
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Elmer and the Monster
David Mckee
Bestselling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows what it can be. Soon, all the animals are stampeding as...
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Elmer and the Whales
David Mckee
Elmer, the well-loved hero of so many titles, is back for a charming new adventure among the whales. Elmer and his cousin Wilbur set off to the sea to catch a glimpse of the whales as their grandfather did before...
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Elmer's Treasury
David Mckee
One of the most treasured characters in children's picture book publishing is of course Elmer, the elephant who was different. Different because he is a patchwork elephant. Join him in five timeless, exciting and colourful adventures that will be enjoyed...
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My First Elmer Collection
David Mckee
Multi-coloured Elmer is everyone's favourite elephant! This first collection of four board books includes Elmer's Weather, Elmer's Friends, Elmer's Day and Elmer's Colours. Perfect as an introduction to each topic!
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Elmer and the Monster
David Mckee
Best-selling Elmer the patchwork elephant is back for a new adventure. All the animals in the jungle are terrified! There is a strange roaring noise and no one knows...
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Elmer
David Mckee
Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is 25! Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. This is a special 25th Anniversary edition.
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Elmer and Snake
David Mckee
January 2014 Book of the Month Best-selling Elmer, the only patchwork coloured elephant in the jungle, loves playing with his friends. This time, Elmer teams up with Snake to outwit all the elephants and all the other animals who want...
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Elmer and the Whales
David Mckee
Elmer, the well-loved hero of so many titles, is back for a charming new adventure among the whales. Elmer and his cousin Wilbur set off to the sea to catch a glimpse of the whales as their grandfather did before...
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Elmer and the Big Bird
David Mckee
This is a great addition to the nursery bookshelf. Touching on bullying in a very positive way, this wonderful story shows the colourful elephant, Elmer at her very best, cajoling and persuading all the birds of the forest to stand...
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Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic
David Mckee
A magical masterpiece from the creator of Not Now, Bernard, Elmer and Mr Benn. This classic David McKee text is wonderfully re-illustrated in full colour....a strong story with a very good moral: magic has its place but doing things for...
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Melric and the Sorcerer
David Mckee
Melric the Magician returns as this classic David McKee text is wonderfully re-illustrated in full colour.
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Elmer and Papa Red
David Mckee
Elmer the multi-coloured elephant is one of the best-loved characters of children's fiction. Now it is nearly time for the visit of the magical Papa Red and, always kind and thoughtful, this time Elmer helps to make Christmas magical for...
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Elmer and Super El
David Mckee
Elmer, the best-selling and most beloved elephant, is back for a new adventure. When Super El turns up with his super-costume all torn, Elmer knows just the person to fix it. But getting Super El to Aunt Zelda without the...
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Elmer and the Hippos
David Mckee
The elephants are not happy - the hippos have come to share the river because theirs has dried up. When they complain to Elmer that the river is over-crowded, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant sets off to see if he can...
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Hill and The Rock
David Mckee
Mr and Mrs Quest lived in a little house on the very top of a hill. People from all around came to visit and the view would have been perfect but for the rock that blocked it. Fed up with...
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Elmer's Special Day
David Mckee
Just launched is an Elmer's Special Day App! - click on the button on the right to find out more. This book is a wonderful celebration...
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Elmer and Papa Red
David Mckee
Elmer the multi-coloured elephant is one of the best-loved characters of children's fiction. Now it is nearly time for the visit of the magical Papa Red and, always kind and thoughtful, this time Elmer helps to make Christmas magical for...
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Denver
David Mckee
Creator of the bestselling Elmer and Not Now Bernard, David McKee has come up with a thought-provoking story about being happy with your lot. Denver is very rich and very philanthropic. He is kind and generous to the...
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Elmer and the Wind
David Mckee
Everybody's favourite elephant Elmer is back for another hilarious adventure. This time he boasts that elephants can never be blown away but all too soon he is dramatically proved completely wrong! How Elmer survives his adventure and shares it with...
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Elmer's Special Day
David Mckee
Just launched is an Elmer's Special Day App! - click on the button on the right to find out more. This book is a wonderful celebration...
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Elmer and Wilbur
David Mckee
Elmer and Wilbur are cousins and they get along just fine, both of them playing tricks on each other all the time. What fun they have even when Elmer feels Wilbur is getting a bit too big for his boots...
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Elmer and the Stranger (Book & CD)
David Mckee
How strangers can become friends is the theme of this entertaining story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant and this edition comes complete with audio CD. This time, Elmer and his friends in the jungle help Kangaroo find out that...
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Elmer and the Stranger
David Mckee
How strangers can become friends is the theme of this entertaining story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant. This time, Elmer and his friends in the jungle help Kangaroo find out that he can jump after all. At first the...
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Elmer in the Snow
David Mckee
Loveable Elmer has a new trick up his sleeve! When the elephants complain about the cold, Elmer takes them on an adventure to the very top of the hill. Soon, the elephants have fallen in love with snow and they...
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Elmer in the Snow (Book & CD)
David Mckee
With Elmer's typical sense of mischief and fun, as all his friends and family are complaining that winter time is cold he persuades them to take a walk, but it's not as cold as living on a mountain top. Elmer's...
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Elmer and the Big Bird
David Mckee
This is a great addition to the nursery bookshelf. Touching on bullying in a very positive way, this wonderful story shows the colourful elephant, Elmer at her very best, cajoling and persuading all the birds of the forest to stand...
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy
David Mckee
Baby Elephant has lost his teddy, but unsurprisingly Elmer comes to the rescue. But when he hears someone shouting ‘Help, I'm lost', is it Cousin Wilbur up to one of his practical jokes again or is it really lost teddy? ...
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy (Book & CD)
David Mckee
Book and Audio CD. Baby Elephant has lost his teddy, but unsurprisingly Elmer comes to the rescue. But when he hears someone shouting ‘Help, I'm lost', is it Cousin Wilbur up to one of his practical jokes again or is...
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Elmer and Rose
David Mckee
Cousins Elmer and Wilbur have never seen a pink elephant until they meet Rose, who is lost and is looking for her herd. So Elmer and Wilbur set out to find Rose's herd and when they do they get a...
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Elmer
David Mckee
Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. A modern classic, this picture book is known to millions, and continues to be one of the biggest selling picture books ever,...
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Elmer (Book & CD)
David Mckee
The subtle message is that it is OK to be different, and combined with the vibrant colour and cheeky humour of the main character, this paperback and CD edition is a celebration of its continued popularity. To see other Elmer...
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Elmer's First Counting Book
David Mckee
Enjoy counting Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, and his friends from 1 Elmer to 10 birds singing in this attractive shaped board book. There are 3 delightful tigers daintily dancing while 4 contented lions lie dreaming under the stars. And...
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy
David Mckee
BOARD BOOK. Baby Elephant has lost his teddy, but unsurprisingly Elmer comes to the rescue. But when he hears someone shouting ‘Help, I'm lost', is it Cousin Wilbur up to one of his practical jokes again or is it really...
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Elmer and Aunt Zelda
David Mckee
Elmer's adventures are an absolute must for reading at bedtime. Plenty of the feel-good factor and a lot of laughs too but also each one always provides a message; in this one it's the importance of relationships across...
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Tusk Tusk
David Mckee
A modern classic, this story about prejudice and conflict is more applicable today than ever. Once, elephants were black or white, and the two different tribes were at war, destroying each other until it seemed there were no elephants left...
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Isabel's Noisy Tummy
David Mckee
Isabel's rumbling tummy keeps her classmates amused. Everyone has advice about how to stop the rumbles but nothing seems to work. And just as well it doesn't: when Isabel and her class visit the zoo, it's Isabel's amazing...
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Elmer Baby Record Book
David Mckee
Elmer's Baby Record Book is the perfect way for new parents to record all the important milestones in their baby's first two years: from first tooth to first step and beyond. In years to come children will love to read...
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The Conquerors
David Mckee
In this masterpiece for all ages, best-selling illustrator David McKee has created a miniature morality tale. The General leads his army into one country after another, subjugating the population and bringing them under his command; they are the Conquerors. Finally,...
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Two Monsters
David Mckee
Delightfully witty, Two Monsters is a classic picture book with a strong message about understanding other people's point of view. The Two Monsters live on different sides of the mountain and so see the world from different angles. Communicating through...
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Not Now Bernard
David Mckee
January 2010 Guest Editor Sophie Mckenzie on Not Now Bernard by David McKee 'This dark, rather depressing picture book opened my eyes to what was possible with children's writing. Adults often assume kids should be protected from what scares or...
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