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David McKee - Illustrator

David McKee was born in Devon and studied at Plymouth Art College. In the early part of his career, McKee regularly drew and sold humorous drawings to magazines and newspapers such as The Times Educational Supplement, Punch and the Reader’s Digest. David McKee has writen and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press and has penned a number of children’s classics including King Rollo, Mr Benn, Not Now Bernard and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. David McKee loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits London.

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.

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Elmer and the Tune
David McKee
Elmer the much-loved patchwork elephant is in a particularly playful mood in this story. His young friend Rose is humming a catchy tune, and soon all the animals are singing along. In fact, the tune is so catchy, they just...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Elmer's Christmas
David McKee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/09/2017
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Melric and the Crown
David McKee
David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the evil Sondrak and save the King from embarrassment at the...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/07/2017
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Sir Ned and the Nasties
Brett McKee - illustrated by David McKee
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...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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Elmer: Guess Who?
David McKee
As fresh and vogueish today as when he make his first appearance over 35 years ago, Elmer continues to enchant children. He's bright enough to catch the...
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Format: Board book | Released 04/05/2017
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Elmer: Hide and Seek!
David McKee
There are all sorts of treats and surprises in this bright, lively interactive board book. Starring everyone's favourite patchwork elephant Elmer, it's a riot of colour and...
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Format: Board book | Released 04/05/2017
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Elmer
David McKee
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 story of...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/05/2017
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Elmer: Elephant Colours
David McKee
Elmer is one of the most distinctive and easily recognisable characters in children's books and here he and his friends provide the very youngest readers with a perfect...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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Elmer: Hello, Animals!
David McKee
Who better than Elmer the elephant and his creator David McKee to introduce children to wild animals? This sturdy little board book features a parade of Elmer's...
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Format: Board book | Released 05/01/2017
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Elmer's Christmas
David McKee
Elmer is in charge of the young elephants in this special adventure, taking them up out of the jungle to find a Christmas tree. They have great fun decorating it and that night Elmer gathers them together again to hide...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2016
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The Adventures of King Rollo
David McKee
King Rollo is the adorable, bearded, kingly creation of David McKee. After the publication of his best-selling mini hardback stories, King Rollo went on to star in his own animation series, narrated by Ray Brooks. King Rollo has smart new...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 01/09/2016
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Supergran
Forrest Wilson - illustrated by David McKee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month August 2016 If you think all Grans look very much alike you should look again. Granny Smith looks just like every other Gran and she behaves just like every other Gran until she gets...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
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Melric and the Crown
David McKee
Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month July 2016 David McKee's delightful Melric and the Crown has the same charmingly playful qualities as his best-selling Elmer stories. This time Melric the crafty magician uses his magic to outwit the evil Sondrak...
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Format: Hardback | Released 07/07/2016
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Elmer and the Rainbow
David McKee
A story about Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, now available as a sturdy, padded board book to delight his many fans. This one is a classic story about sharing...
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Format: Board book | Released 07/04/2016
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Elmer's Band A Press-Button Sound Book
David McKee
Join Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, and his jungle band for a noisy day. The sound buttons are perfect for little fingers and help bring this...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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The King of Quizzical Island Digs Through the World
Gordon Snell - illustrated by David McKee
Age 3+. This is one of the loveliest picture books that's been published in 2011 to share with your toddler. In the extraordinary adventures of the King of Quizzical Island, the King decides he must prove to his citizens that...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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The King of Quizzical Island Digs Through the World
Gordon Snell - illustrated by David McKee
Age 3+. This is one of the loveliest picture books that's been published in 2011 to share with your toddler. In the extraordinary adventures of the King of Quizzical Island, the King decides he must prove to his citizens that...
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Format: Hardback | Released 04/08/2011
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