Sir Ned and the Nasties by Brett McKee

Sir Ned and the Nasties

Written by Brett McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

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Written by father and son team Brett and David ‘Elmer’ McKee there’s the feel of a fable to this picturebook. The Nasties are scaring the King and his people with their terrible caterwauling. Brave young Sir Ned volunteers to sort them out and heads into the woods to find them. He’s quickly joined by a troll, a witch and a very suspicious looking wolf – none other than the Nasties themselves in fact. Things aren’t going well for our hero but he saves the day by teaching the trio to sing in tune, turning bad into good. The story is great fun for children and adults alike and David McKee’s characterful and humorous illustrations are just dazzling, the forest drenched with colour, scenes of dancing full of movement and joy. Superb. ~ Andrea Reece


Sir Ned and the Nasties by Brett McKee

The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.


Sure to have your audience wriggling with anticipatory delight * Red Reading Hub * Brett McKee supplies a rhyming text that bears comparison with Julia Donaldson... Characteristic McKee illustrations expertly realise his son's satisfying tale * Books for Keeps * Children will be instantly drawn to the brilliance of this simple story idea * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Brett McKee

Brett McKee, David McKee's son, lives in Hampshire with his own two sons.

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32 pages


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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

1st June 2017




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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