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David Mckee - Children's Author


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.


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Elmer and the Whales
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2014
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My First Elmer Collection
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!
Featured in: Baby and Toddler | Bath Kids Book Festival
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 07/08/2014
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Elmer and the Monster
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/04/2014
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Elmer
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.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2014
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Elmer and Snake
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler | Books for Boys | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
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Elmer and the Whales
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Elmer and the Big Bird
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Melric and the Sorcerer
Melric and the Sorcerer
David Mckee
Melric the Magician returns as this classic David McKee text is wonderfully re-illustrated in full colour.
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Elmer and Papa Red
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2011
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Elmer and Super El
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Books of the Month
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
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Elmer and the Hippos
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
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Hill and The Rock
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/06/2011
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Elmer's Special Day
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 not just...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2011
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Elmer and Papa Red
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2010
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Denver
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2010
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Elmer and the Wind
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009
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Elmer's Special Day
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 not just...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/06/2009
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Elmer and Wilbur
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/06/2009
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Elmer and the Stranger (Book & CD)
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
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Elmer and the Stranger
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2009
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Elmer in the Snow
Elmer in the Snow
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
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Elmer in the Snow (Book & CD)
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 powers of persuasion...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2008
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Elmer and the Big Bird
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/06/2008
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy
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?  Share it with...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2008
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy (Book & CD)
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 it really lost...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/06/2008
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Elmer and Rose
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/01/2008
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Elmer
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,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2007
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Elmer (Book & CD)
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2007
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Elmer's First Counting Book
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...
Featured in: Baby and Toddler
Format: Board Book - Released: 01/03/2007
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Elmer and the Lost Teddy
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Baby and Toddler
Format: Board Book - Released: 19/10/2006
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Elmer and Aunt Zelda
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2006
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Tusk Tusk
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2006
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Isabel's Noisy Tummy
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2006
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Elmer Baby Record Book
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2006
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The Conquerors
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,...
Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2005
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Two Monsters
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/1997
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Not Now Bernard
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...
Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/1996
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