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David McKee - Author

About the Author

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 written 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 loves to paint and now lives in the South of France but regularly visits the UK. 

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. View the app preview video here.

Featured books by David McKee

Hill and The Rock

Hill and The Rock

3+ readers

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2011

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 no view, Mr Quest decided to move the rock. He never expected what happened next!

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Other books by David McKee

Elmer's Treasury

Elmer's Treasury

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

A vibrant collection of five favourite stories starring the world famous patchwork elephant, including: Elmer Elmer and Rose Elmer and Grandpa Eldo Elmer and the Lost Teddy Elmer and Super El A delight for lifelong fans and new-readers alike, this treasury brings together some of Elmer's most exciting and colourful adventures. `A deserved favourite with the 2-5s.' The Sunday Times `A celebration of individuality and laughter.' Publishers Weekly

Elmer's Birthday

Elmer's Birthday

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends... A new tale to celebrate Elmer the Patchwork Elephant's 30th birthday from master-storyteller David McKee, this is the twenty-seventh Elmer storybook!

Elmer: A Classic Collection Elmer's best-loved tales

Elmer: A Classic Collection Elmer's best-loved tales

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

A collection of five of Elmer's best-loved tales, bound together in a beautiful hardback with a stunning gold and green foiled cover. The perfect gift for fans of Elmer and his colourful adventures, and an ideal introduction for the very youngest readers. This treasury contains: Elmer Elmer and the Rainbow Elmer and the Lost Teddy Elmer in the Snow Elmer's Special Day

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

David McKee has created a new modern classic with the story of Belinda, a banana-obsessed young girl. Her whole family thinks it's a phase, except for Grandma Brown: she worries, and worry is hard to keep down. She asks Belinda to give up her favourite fruit before she gets a banana-shaped body, but Belinda has other ideas... 'What a joy; a new rhyming book from the Elmer and Mr Benn creator, David McKee... Fantastic illustrations' THE TIMES

Elmer's Doodle Book

Elmer's Doodle Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

The wonderful world of Elmer is brought to life for you to doodle, colour and create! Unleash your creativity as you learn to draw an elephant, help Elmer's Birds dress up for the parade, invent a new jungle fruit and more... With a different colour on each page, join Elmer and his friends to draw, doodle and colour-in Elmer's rainbow world.

Elmer's Walk

Elmer's Walk

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Elmer is enjoying his walk: smelling the flowers, watching the clouds, listening to the waterfall. But each time he points out one of these lovely things to the other animals, they say they don't have time to stop. They're far too busy. Luckily Wilbur arrives at last and shares Elmer's enjoyment in the stars. A celebration of mindfulness from master-storyteller David McKee.

Elmer 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition with Limited Edition Print

Elmer 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition with Limited Edition Print

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2019

Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, little readers will love this classic tale at bedtime. Collect this special 30th birthday hardback edition of David McKee's first book about Elmer, that turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. With this collector's edition comes a very special Elmer print inside! Deservedly a modern classic, with over ten million copies of his books sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world. Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. Happy 30th Birthday, Elmer! 'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

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 the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. The subtle message is that it is OK to be different.

Elmer's Colours Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Colours Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 15/02/2019

Whatever the weather, Elmer still has fun. He splashes in the puddles when it rains and has snowball fights with his friends when it snows. He loves the cluods that look like things made of cotton wool, and when the sun is out he wears some crazy dark glasses! never gets very far before falling fast asleep! A charming book of weather for very young children, featuring the endearing patchwork elephant, Elmer. Vibrant colours and simple rhyming text will attract many new Elmer fans.

Elmer Search and Find

Elmer Search and Find

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/02/2019

Join Elmer in a search and find adventure! Each page is jam-packed full of things to spot, questions to answer and details to discover, all from Elmer's rainbow world. Young children can search each busy scene while developing their powers of observation, visual acuity, and their number and language skills.

Elmer's Walk

Elmer's Walk

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Elmer is enjoying his walk: smelling the flowers, watching the clouds, listening to the waterfall. But each time he points out one of these lovely things to the other animals, they all say they don't have time to stop. They're far too busy. Luckily Wilbur arrives at last and shares Elmer's enjoyment in the stars. A celebration of mindfulness from master-storyteller David McKee.

Tusk Tusk

Tusk Tusk

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/08/2018

Once, elephants came in two colours: black or white. They loved all other creatures - but each set wanted to destroy the other. Peace-loving elephants ran and hid in the deepest jungle while battle commenced. The war-mongers succeeded: for a long time it seemed that there were no elephants in the world at all, not of any colour. But then the descendants of the peace-loving ones emerged from the jungle, and by now they were all grey. `This book was one of my favourites as a kid, I simply relished in the gloriousness of a load of elephants battling it out in a bizarre forest. It wasn't until I was a bit older that I recognised the importance of the message that lay (not so subtly) underneath.' OLIVER JEFFERS

Elmer and the Tune

Elmer and the Tune

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2018

When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?

Elmer's Weather Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Weather Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/07/2018

Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, Elmer loves to play! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.

Elmer's Day Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Day Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/07/2018

From dawn to dusk, with lots of food and fun between, join Elmer on his day! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

David McKee has created a new modern classic with the story of Belinda, a banana-obsessed young girl. Her whole family thinks it's a phase, except for Grandma Brown: she worries, and worry is hard to keep down. She asks Belinda to give up her favourite fruit before she gets a banana-shaped body, but Belinda has other ideas. 'What a joy; a new rhyming book from the Elmer and Mr Benn creator, David McKee... Fantastic illustrations' THE TIMES

Elmer's Colours Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Colours Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/06/2018

Green, blue, yellow, pink? Choose your favourite colour with Elmer! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.

Elmer's Friends Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Friends Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/06/2018

Spottiest, stripiest, tallest and longest... meet all of Elmer's very best friends! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.

My First Elmer Shaped Board Book

My First Elmer Shaped Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 03/05/2018

Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, this classic tale has been abridged for the very youngest readers in this tactile shaped board book edition. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer. 'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES

Cyfres Elfed: Diwrnod Elfed / Elfed's Day

Cyfres Elfed: Diwrnod Elfed / Elfed's Day

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Cyfres Elfed: Lliwiau Elfed / Elfed's Colours

Cyfres Elfed: Lliwiau Elfed / Elfed's Colours

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Cyfres Elfed: Tywydd Elfed / Elfed's Weather

Cyfres Elfed: Tywydd Elfed / Elfed's Weather

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Cyfres Elfed: Ffrindiau Elfed / Elfed's Friends

Cyfres Elfed: Ffrindiau Elfed / Elfed's Friends

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 08/03/2018

One night, Elmer hears the sound of crying. It is Baby Elephant. He can't sleep because he has lost his teddy. Elmer offers to lend Baby Elephant his teddy for the night and to search for the lost teddy the next day. Elmer discovers that all the baby animals have teddies, but Baby Elephant's remains missing until Elmer's cousin, Wilbur, gets involved in the search. Wilbur plays a joke on Elmer as usual, but one that helps Elmer find the missing teddy bear which is then restored to Baby Elephant just in time for bed!

Elmer and the Tune

Elmer and the Tune

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?

Elmer's Christmas Mini Hardback

Elmer's Christmas Mini Hardback

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...

Elmer's Bedtime A Puppet Book

Elmer's Bedtime A Puppet Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/09/2017

It's Elmer's bedtime, but he still needs to find the perfect place to sleep. Bring the adventure to life as puppet-Elmer splashes in the lake with the hippos, tries to climb a tree with the monkeys, yawns, snuggles and waves goodbye. The cuddly puppet fits both big and little hands, making this interactive hand puppet book perfect for sharing between parent and child.

Melric and the Crown

Melric and the Crown

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?

Elmer: Hide and Seek!

Elmer: Hide and Seek!

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

Elmer and Bird are playing hide and seek. Lifting the flaps to look behind the rock, in the herd of elephants and even behind Elmer's ear. Sturdy cut-out flaps are specially designed for little hands and this book is a cleverly interactive introduction to the fun and mischief of Elmer and his friends.

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2017

David McKee's first book about Elmer turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. Deservedly a modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world. The Elmer book and CD pack features the classic story with a special edition cover and a story CD, perfect for sharing at bedtime or for livening up a car journey.

Elmer: Guess Who?

Elmer: Guess Who?

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 04/05/2017

Help the animals guess who Elmer's new friend is in this sturdy board book with a mirror surprise at the end. Peek through cut outs on each page to catch a glimpse of Elmer's new friend - it's you! Babies and toddlers will love this bright and interactive introduction to the funny and kind world of Elmer and his animal friends.

Cyfres Elfed: Dyfala Pwy?/Guess Who?

Cyfres Elfed: Dyfala Pwy?/Guess Who?

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Cyfres Elfed: Elfed yn Chwarae Cuddio/Elfed Hide and Seek

Cyfres Elfed: Elfed yn Chwarae Cuddio/Elfed Hide and Seek

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/03/2017

Elmer and Wilbur Board Book

Elmer and Wilbur Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 02/03/2017

Elmer loves practical jokes, but so does his cousin Wilbur. Until, that is, Wilbur's practical joke leaves him high and dry and Elmer and the other elephants have to come to the rescue and bring him back down to earth. This classic story is now even more appealing to the youngest of children in a sturdy, padded board book format.

Not Now, Bernard

Not Now, Bernard

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 02/02/2017

Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan. Loved by children, monsters and adults alike for almost 40 years, David McKee's iconic picture book is available for the first time ever as board book. The sturdy and stylish cased board book, complete with QR code for audiobook download, makes this a must for every nursery bookshelf.

Elmer: Hello, animals! buggy book

Elmer: Hello, animals! buggy book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2017

The perfect introduction to the world of Elmer and his best animal friends for the youngest of children. This little book clips onto a buggy and is perfect for keeping little ones entertained on the go. Children will love spotting and naming the animals in the bold illustrations.

Elmer: Elephant Colours buggy book

Elmer: Elephant Colours buggy book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/01/2017

The perfect introduction to the world of Elmer and his colourful elephant friends for the youngest of children. This little book clips onto a buggy and is superb for keeping little ones entertained on the go. Children will engage with the charming elephants in different colours - which one is elephant colour? - and learn important first vocabulary.

Elmer and the Flood

Elmer and the Flood

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/11/2016

Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait - when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?

Elmer's Christmas Board Book

Elmer's Christmas Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight... This festive story is now available for the first time in a glittery padded board book, perfect for sharing with little ones.

Two Can Toucan

Two Can Toucan

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

There was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he must go to seek his fortune. A modern fable that answers the question How did the toucan get its name? - and also incidentally his amazing colours. This beautiful hardback edition of David McKee's first ever picture book - published in its original size - is reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Andersen Press.

The Adventures of King Rollo

The Adventures of King Rollo

Author: David McKee Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2016

King Rollo is the adorable, bearded, kingly creation of David McKee. After the publication of his bestselling mini hardback stories, King Rollo went on to star in his own animation series, narrated by Ray Brooks. This slipcase contains four favourite adventures: King Rollo and the New Shoes: King Rollo has smart new shoes, but they have laces and he doesn't know how to tie them. He asks the Magician to tie them for him, but his friend has a better idea. King Rollo and the Bread: King Rollo and the Magician meet a farmer eating a loaf of bread. The king tries to impress the farmer with all the amazing food his can magic up... but sometimes a simple thing is the best. King Rollo and the Birthday: King Rollo wants to give Queen Gwen a birthday card. He buys the best in the shop, but Cook advises him to make her one, as that will be far more special. King Rollo and King Frank: King Rollo doesn't like King Frank, but he is the only friend who will come and play with him. So King Rollo gets the opportunity to see if he's right in person.

Elmer and the Race

Elmer and the Race

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2016

The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a race. Each decorated a different colour, the racers set off around the course and discover things about themselves - Blue may be first and Orange second, but White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.

Melric and the Crown

Melric and the Crown

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2016

It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?

Cyfres Elfed: Llyfrgell Fach Elfed

Cyfres Elfed: Llyfrgell Fach Elfed

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/06/2016

Elmer and the Race

Elmer and the Race

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/06/2016

The young elephants want to have a race to prove who is fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a course. With each racer decorated a different colour, they set off around the course and discover things about themselves - Blue is first, Orange is second, White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.

Elmer's Touch and Feel World

Elmer's Touch and Feel World

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/05/2016

Explore the touch-and-feel world of Elmer and his colourful friends in this bright, fun first concepts playbook. Perfect for parents and babies to enjoy together, this book is jam-packed with stimulating colours and touch-and-feel areas to really engage little ones. Elmer's World is a great introduction to learning through play and, of course, to everyone's favourite patchwork elephant.

Melric and the Dragon

Melric and the Dragon

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce - in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Perfect for sharing together in a classroom, nursery or library, the original classic Elmer is now available as a big book, with notes for grown-ups at the back, created by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. This colourful picture book is known to millions and it's subtle message - that it is OK to be different - has made this first tale about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant a classic must-read for every bookshelf.

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/04/2016

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but to do that, he must find where it touches the ground. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever? A classic story book about sharing and giving.

Elmer and the Flood

Elmer and the Flood

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait - when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?

Elmer's Little Library

Elmer's Little Library

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 07/01/2016

This chunky little library contains four board books - Colours, Numbers, Shapes and Actions. Little hands will love turning each sturdy page and meeting favourite friends from the world of Elmer the patchwork elephant.

Not Now, Bernard Collector's Edition Hardback

Not Now, Bernard Collector's Edition Hardback

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2015

Published to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the book, each lavish hardback is signed by David McKee and contains an introduction by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen. Bernard has a problem. There's a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan. Loved by children, monsters and adults for thirty five years, this beautiful collector's edition is a must-own for all fans of David McKee's classic picture book.

Elmer's Band A Press-Button Sound Book

Elmer's Band A Press-Button Sound Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Join Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, and his jungle band for a noisy day! Poorly Wilbur has lost his voice, so to cheer him up Elmer decides to bring together all the jungle musicians to play in a band. Come with Elmer and Wilbur as they recruit each member of the band - from Lion with his huge roar to Frog with his little croak. Only when they are all gathered does Wilbur find out he's really important, even if he has lost his voice - his loud footsteps are the drum beat that will keep the whole band together.

Elmer's Christmas

Elmer's Christmas

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...

Mr Benn: Diver

Mr Benn: Diver

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

Mr Benn is an ordinary man who visits a fancy-dress shop where he tries on an outfit and enters a world of magical adventures! Mr Benn puts on a diving suit and plunges into the middle of an argument between two submarines. With the help of a mermaid, and even King Neptune himself, he resolves the row, by creating two sea monsters! A much-loved classic children's character reissued for children of today to enjoy! 'The very name is enough to induce a warm glow of childish bliss...' Telegraph

Melric and the Dragon

Melric and the Dragon

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce - in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...

Melric and the Petnapping

Melric and the Petnapping

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

The king's beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets in the palace, so he commands Melric to find the pets and fast! Melric joins forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 04/06/2015

For over a quarter of a century readers have been joining Elmer the patchwork elephant on his exciting adventures. Now Elmer's classic first story is available in this lovely board book edition. With its sturdy pages for little fingers, this gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Elmer.

Not Now, Bernard

Not Now, Bernard

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2015

Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster... and that doesn't go quite to plan. Loved by children, monsters and adults for thirty five years, David McKee's iconic picture book is celebrated in this special anniversary paperback that includes embossing and a free downloadable audiobook.

Elmer and the Monster

Elmer and the Monster

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/03/2015

There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise!

Elmer's Weather (chinese-english)

Elmer's Weather (chinese-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about the weather is for children ages 0+ and has text in Chinese and English.

Elmer's Friends (chinese-english)

Elmer's Friends (chinese-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer meets his friends, each of them unique -Giraffe is the tallest, Kangaroo is the bounciest, and Lion has the loudest roar. This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Chinese and English.

Elmer's Colours (vietnamese-english)

Elmer's Colours (vietnamese-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Vietnamese and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2015

Milet's top-selling bilingual board book series, launched a decade ago, now encompasses 11 languages, including English. Each edition features the enduringly popular, lovable character Elmer, the patchwork elephant. In this edition, children can join Elmer on a typical fun day, from waking up to play-time to bath-time - all described in English and Polish.

Elmer's Day

Elmer's Day

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Elmer has a busy day.

Elmer's Day (chinese-english)

Elmer's Day (chinese-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for a lunch of some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Chinese and English.

Elmer's Weather (spanish-english)

Elmer's Weather (spanish-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about the weather is for children ages 0+ and has text in Spanish and English.

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for a lunch of some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Arabic and English.

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for a lunch of some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Italian and English.

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Italian and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Weather (urdu-english)

Elmer's Weather (urdu-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about the weather is for children ages 0+ and has text in Urdu and English.

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Somali and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Friends (urdu-english)

Elmer's Friends (urdu-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer meets his friends, each of them unique -Giraffe is the tallest, Kangaroo is the bounciest, and Lion has the loudest roar. This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Urdu and English.

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Elmer's Day (arabic-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for a lunch of some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Somali and English.

Elmer's Colours (turkish-english)

Elmer's Colours (turkish-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Turkish and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Colours (urdu-english)

Elmer's Colours (urdu-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Urdu and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Friends (turkish-english)

Elmer's Friends (turkish-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer meets his friends, each of them unique -Giraffe is the tallest, Kangaroo is the bounciest, and Lion has the loudest roar. This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Turkish and English.

Elmer's Weather (italian-english)

Elmer's Weather (italian-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2015

Milet's top-selling bilingual board book series, launched a decade ago, now encompasses 11 languages, including English. Each edition features the enduringly popular, lovable character Elmer, the patchwork elephant. In this edition, Elmer enjoys all kinds of weather - from cloudy to windy to sunny - in a delightful board book filled with colourful characters and text in English and Polish.

Elmer's Friends (arabic-english)

Elmer's Friends (arabic-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 14/01/2015

Milet's top-selling bilingual board book series, launched a decade ago, now encompasses 11 languages including English. Each edition features the enduringly popular, lovable character Elmer the Patchwork Elephant. In this edition, Elmer meets his friends, each of them different and special. All text is in Arabic and Italian.

Elmer and the Whales

Elmer and the Whales

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Elmer and his cousin Wilbur decide to go to the coast to see the whales. But their journey becomes far more of an adventure then they expected, when they find themselves lost at sea. Can the whales help them back to shore? 'Another Elmer classic that children will love' - EYE

My First Elmer Collection

My First Elmer Collection

Author: David McKee Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 07/08/2014

Four ELMER board books in one handy package! Elmer's Colours Elmer's Day Elmer's Friends Elmer's Weather Shrinkwrapped in an attractive card wrapper to make a gorgeous gift for a young baby and an esssential addition to every playgroup and nursery school's book shelves.

Elmer and the Monster

Elmer and the Monster

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2014

There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise! 'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s.' Sunday Times

Pictura: The Fair Comes to Town

Pictura: The Fair Comes to Town

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2014

Big-Top Benn

Big-Top Benn

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Mr Benn is Back! First published forty years ago, 'Big Top Benn' is one of a series of adventures by author and illustrator David McKee that inspired the legendary TV series that made Mr Benn part of the folk memory of the nation. Mr Benn is an ordinary man who has extraordinary adventures. In this entrancing story he swaps his bowler hat and black suit for an extravagant clown costume and finds himself transported into a world of big-top tents and circus performers. Through the inimitable charm and unique style of David McKee's original artwork this enchanting book brings to a new generation the glories of a golden age of children's book illustration and story telling. Big-Top Benn, along with Counting Birds and Noisy Neighbours, are our first books on a newly dedicated paperback list for children's picture books. Produced with the same care and attention to detail as all of our books for children, we hope this series will make the innovative and creative artwork, for which Tate Publishing has become so well known, accessible to even wider audiences.

Melric and the Sorcerer

Melric and the Sorcerer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2014

More power, demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the king's wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows. 'David McKee is a genius.' The Times 'A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation.' - Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph

Elmer and Snake

Elmer and Snake

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The elephants want to play a trick on Elmer but they can't think of one! So they ask wily old Snake to help them . . . Discover who tricks whom in this entertaining picture book about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant. 'Visually and morally admirable' The Sunday Times

Elmer's First Counting Book

Elmer's First Counting Book

Author: David McKee Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

Count from 1 to 10 with Elmer, everyone's favorite patchwork elephant, in this amusing board book!

Elmer's Opposites

Elmer's Opposites

Author: David McKee Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2014

Elmer is BIG. Bird is SMALL. Tiger is FAST. Tortoise is SLOW. Have fun looking at opposites from FRONT to BACK in this delightful board book!

The Sad Story Of Veronica Who Played The Violin

The Sad Story Of Veronica Who Played The Violin

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2013

When Veronica learned to play the violin, at first she was awful. It was terrible for the neighbours. But she practised, and her skill became so astonishing that she could move people and animals to tears, until everything changed with her trip to the deepest jungle. 'A refreshing read!' Observer

Elmer and the Whales

Elmer and the Whales

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2013

Elmer and his cousin Wilbur decide to go to the coast to see the whales. But their journey becomes far more of an adventure then they expected, when they find themselves lost at sea. Can the whales help them back to shore?

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Rose and the pink elephants are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. The celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to get help. It sounds like a job for Super El!

Isabel's Noisy Tummy

Isabel's Noisy Tummy

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2013

Isabel's classmates think it is hilarious when Isabel's tummy rumbles in class. Everyone is always giving her advice about it, but nothing seems to work. Then one day the class visits the zoo and Isabel's growling tummy saves them all from an escaping tiger. After this there is no more rumbling, until one day a noise breaks the silence in class. But this time it isn't Isabel's tummy . . . 'A taboo-breaking tale . . . brilliantly observed.' Daily Telegraph

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 02/05/2013

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but does that mean he will he lose them for ever?

Elmer and the Big Bird

Elmer and the Big Bird

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

One day, Elmer notices that there are no birds around. How strange! Soon he finds them hiding from the nasty bully bird in a nearby cave. The bully bird is mean and likes to frighten the little birds. Led by Elmer, the animals work together to frighten off the bully - and succeed!

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

When Melric, the king's magician, mysteriously loses his magic, he sets out on a quest to return it. But with the kingdom under attack, will Melric get his magic back in time to protect it?

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Elmer and Wilbur visit their Aunt Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf, but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants.

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Elmer, Rose and Super El

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2012

The pink elephant herd, along with Elmer's friend Rose, are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. But the celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to Elmer, maybe he knows a certain Super El who can come to the rescue?

Elmer and Super El

Elmer and Super El

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2012

One morning, Elmer hears an Oh no! Looking round, he spots Super El who's in need of Elmer's help. He must get to Aunt Zelda without any of the other animals seeing him and, as usual, it's up to Elmer to come up with a cunning plan!

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

Melric the Magician Who Lost His Magic

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2012

When Melric, the king's magician, mysteriously loses his magic, he sets out on a quest to return it. But with the kingdom under attack, will Melric get his magic back in time to protect it?

Elmer and Butterfly

Elmer and Butterfly

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

One day, as Elmer is strolling through the jungle, he hears a cry for help. A butterfly has been trapped in a hole by a fallen branch. Elmer rushes to the rescue and frees her with ease. In return she promises to help Elmer should he ever need it. But just how can a butterfly ever help an elephant?

Denver

Denver

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2012

Denver is rich - very, very rich. Everyone in the village loves him for his kindness and generosity. But one day a stranger arrives, who breeds discontent by telling the villagers it isn't fair for Denver to have so much more than they do. When Denver hears what has happened, he divides his money equally between everyone. He moves to a new village, where he lives happily and is better appreciated, but for the old villagers life is just not the same without him.

Elmer's Weather

Elmer's Weather

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 12/12/2011

Elmer loves all different types of weather, but which one is his favorite?

Elmer and the Hippos

Elmer and the Hippos

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

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 find a solution . . .

The Hill and the Rock

The Hill and the Rock

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/06/2011

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 no view, Mr Quest decided to move the rock. He never expected what happened next!

Elmer's Special Day

Elmer's Special Day

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2011

It's almost Elmer's Day again and the elephants have begun their preparations. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise and upsetting the other animals. Elmer changes the rules, and invites every single animal to join in the parade, but they have a surprise in store for Elmer...

Mr Benn-Red Knight

Mr Benn-Red Knight

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/05/2011

Following the welcomed re-release of Big-Top Benn comes another addition to the immensely popular collection of original Mr Benn adventures by author and illustrator David McKee. Published in 1967 Mr Benn - Red Knight was the first Mr Benn book ever written. It introduces the friendly bowler-hatted character who inspired the legendary TV series which made Mr Benn a household name. In this delightful story, Mr Benn finds himself transported into a medieval world where he assists an unfortunate dragon whose role as firelighter to the king is threatened by a greedy matchmaker. McKee's original artwork will entrance children of all ages in what is sure to become a cult classic for yet another generation of readers.

The Tickle Ghost

The Tickle Ghost

Author: David McKee, Brett McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2011

The Tickle Ghost is somewhere near. Can you see him? Can you hear? Slowly creeping up the stairs. He'll try to catch me unawares. But who is the Tickle Ghost? And is he real, or are Dad and Dylan just having a bit of bedtime fun?

Elmer and Papa Red

Elmer and Papa Red

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/2010

It's two days before the annual visit of Papa Red and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...

Elmer Again

Elmer Again

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

It's coming up to Elmer's Day, the day when all grey elephants paint themselves in bright colours. For Elmer, the patchwork elephant with the mischievous sense of fun, life seems far too quiet. So he thinks up a marvellous joke he can play on the other elephants in the night, when they're asleep...

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Elmer's Colours (somali-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 12/08/2010

Milet's top-selling bilingual board book series, launched a decade ago, and now encompasses 11 languages, including English. Each edition features the enduringly popular, lovable character Elmer, the patchwork elephant. Here, Elmer introduces children to the different colours with the help of delightful characters and text in English and Polish.

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

Elmer and Grandpa Eldo

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. He has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together, but is Eldo quite as forgetful as Elmer thinks? He may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and elephants never forget. Do they?

Elmer on Stilts

Elmer on Stilts

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/05/2010

The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned... Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!

Elmer's Friends

Elmer's Friends

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 12/12/2009

Although Elmer's friends are all different, they have one thing in common.

Elmer's Day

Elmer's Day

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 12/12/2009

Elmer has a busy day.

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Elmer and the Rainbow Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever?

Elmer and the Wind

Elmer and the Wind

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2009

Aided and abetted by his ventriloquist cousin, Wilbur, Elmer pretends to be blown away on the windiest day. They make fools of the other elephants, but when the laughter dies down, Elmer reassures them that a heavy elephant is safe in the worst of gales. When he tries to prove it, much to his surprise, he really does get blown away!

Elmer and Wilbur Board Book

Elmer and Wilbur Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Elmer loves practical jokes, but so does his cousin Wilbur. Until, that is, Elmer has an idea which brings Wilbur back down to earth, in more ways than one...

Elmer's Special Day

Elmer's Special Day

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2009

It's almost Elmer's Day again for the elephants, and they have begun their preparations already. But in all the excitement they are making an awful lot of noise, and upsetting the other animals. So Elmer changes the rules, and invites every single animal to join in the parade. And they have a surprise in store for Elmer...

Zebra's Hiccups

Zebra's Hiccups

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2009

Zebra is proud and Zebra is haughty. One day he gets the hiccups, but he is afraid to try the remedies suggested by his friends in case he looks silly. But when the hiccups get much worse, he realises he may have to take their advice, or he may lose his stripes for ever! 'An excellent first solo reader.' INDEPENDENT

Elmer and the Stranger

Elmer and the Stranger

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Is there a difference between a bounce and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other.

Elmer and the Stranger

Elmer and the Stranger

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Is there a difference between a bounce and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other. Read along with the audio CD is included in this title to bring the story to life!

Two Monsters

Two Monsters

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2009

Two monsters live on either side of a mountain. Sometimes they talk through the hole in the mountain, but they never see each other. One evening, they get into a silly argument about whether day is departing or night is arriving, which escalates into a rock throwing fight, which eventually destroys the mountain, and enables the monsters to see each other's point of view and live together as friends.

Elmer in the Snow

Elmer in the Snow

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

At the first hint of a chill in the air, Elmer's friends start complaining about the cold, so Elmer decides to show them what cold weather is really like. They set off for a walk up a mountain, and the higher they get, the colder it gets. A good snowball fight at the top warms them all up, but the elephants agree that compared with the freezing mountain top, their home is not really that cold at all. With his typical sense of mischief and fun, Elmer shows how hot and cold are only relative.

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Baby Elephant can't sleep because he has lost his teddy, so Elmer sets off to look for it. Eventually Elmer hears a voice shouting 'Help! I'm lost!' Can Baby Elephant's teddy talk, or is Wilbur playing a trick on Elmer, as usual?

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book

Elmer and the Lost Teddy Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2008

Baby Elephant can't sleep because he has lost his teddy, so Elmer sets off to look for it. Eventually Elmer hears a voice shouting 'Help! I'm lost!' Is Baby Elephant's teddy a talking teddy, or is Wilbur playing a trick on Elmer, as usual? Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!

Elmer and Rose

Elmer and Rose

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2008

Grandpa Eldo asks Elmer and Wilbur to help a young elephant find her way back to her herd - and they get a shock when they see she is pink! No wonder she is called Rose. But there is an even greater surprise in store when they reach her herd - because everyone single one of them is pink!

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

Happy 30th Birthday, Elmer! Elmer is different. Elmer is patchwork. The grey elephants all love him, but he soon starts to wonder what it would be like to be just the same as them... Full of colour, wisdom and pathos, little readers will love this classic tale at bedtime. Collect this special 30th birthday edition of David McKee's first book about Elmer, that turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. With this special edition comes a free audiobook and a beautiful foiled cover. Deservedly a modern classic, with over ten million copies of his books sold worldwide, Elmer's subtle message, that it is OK to be different, resonates with children across the world. Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since 1989. 'A deserved favourite with the 2-5s' SUNDAY TIMES

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2007

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 the strongest seller of the whole series, having sold over 2 million copies around the world. 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. Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!

Elmer and the Rainbow

Elmer and the Rainbow

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2007

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but to do that, he must find where it touches the ground. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever? This is a classic story book about sharing and giving.

Elmer's First Counting Book

Elmer's First Counting Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Count from 1-10 with Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant!

Elmer's Opposites

Elmer's Opposites

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2007

Elmer is BIG. Bird is SMALL. Tiger is FAST. Tortoise is SLOW. Have fun looking at opposites right from FRONT to BACK of this delightful book!

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2006

One night, Elmer hears the sound of crying. It is Baby Elephant. He can't sleep because he has lost his teddy. Elmer offers to lend Baby Elephant his teddy for the night and to search for the lost teddy the next day. Elmer discovers that all the baby animals have teddies, but Baby Elephant's remains missing until Elmer's cousin, Wilbur, gets involved in the search. Wilbur plays a joke on Elmer as usual, but one that helps Elmer find the missing teddy bear which is then restored to Baby Elephant just in time for bed!

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Elmer and Aunt Zelda

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2006

Elmer and Wilbur visit their aunt, Zelda. She may be getting old and deaf, but she is fun and has lots of interesting things to show the two young elephants. This is a warm and funny book extolling the virtues of cross-generational relationships.

Elmer And Wilbur

Elmer And Wilbur

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2006

Elmer the patchwork elephant has lost his ventriloquist cousin in the jungle! Elmer can hear Wilbur, but he can't see him. He searches high and low, but he can't find the cheeky black-and-white elephant anywhere. He's just about to give up and go home for tea when Wilbur stops him - he's been hiding up a tree all along, but now he's stuck! At last it's Elmer's turn to play a joke - would he really leave poor, hungry Wilbur stuck up the tree? Of course not! Soon, Wilbur is safely back on the ground, just in time for tea!

Tusk Tusk

Tusk Tusk

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2006

Once elephants came in two colours: black or white. They loved all other creatures - but each set wanted to exterminate the elephants that were not the same as themselves. Peace-loving individuals ran and hid in the deepest jungle, and battle commenced. The war-mongers all succeeded. For a long time it seemed that there were no elephants in the world at all, not of any colour. But then the descendants of the peace-loving ones emerged from the jungle, and by now they were all grey.

Elmer and Friends First Colouring Activity Book

Elmer and Friends First Colouring Activity Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

Elmer has lots of friends. They are all different colours - pink, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, red and black. But only Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, is all those colours. Have fun colouring in the pictures of Elmer and solving the simple puzzles, which will build up confidence in counting and other skills.

Isabel's Noisy Tummy

Isabel's Noisy Tummy

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2006

Isabel's classmates think it is hilarious when Isabel's tummy rumbles in class. Everyone is always giving her advice about it, but nothing seems to work. Then one day the class visits the zoo and Isabel's growling tummy saves them all from an escaping tiger. This amazing roar seems to have worn her tummy out and there is no more growling and rumbling, until one day a noise breaks the silence in class. But this time it isn't Isabel's tummy...Bold, colourful illustrations and a wicked sense of humour combine to make this book a certain hit with all children.

Three Monsters

Three Monsters

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2006

Two monsters react in a deplorably recognisable and unwelcoming way when a strange third monster arrives in their idyll by the sea. The alien says that his homeland was destroyed by an earthquake, and he needs a place to live - and he offers to make himself useful to them if the two monsters let him stay. Having originally told him to go, they rethink, and make him do lots of necessary land clearing that they had been too lazy to do themselves. Once he has done it, the horrible pair do tell him to go, and then watch in amazement as he dances back to his boat. The clever stranger has built himself his own personal little island with the earth and plants they told him to clear away.

Mr Benn - Gladiator

Mr Benn - Gladiator

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/10/2005

Mr Benn always visits a costume shop, chooses a costume and goes through a special door. Then, as if by magic, he can travel to the era represented by the costume. This time he choosesa gladiator costume . . . and he is transported to Ancient Rome. But he has forgotten that gladiators fought one another. When the Emperor spots Mr Benn, he has him carried off to the arena. The worried gladiators there explain that they must fight, even though fighting is wrong. Will it be thumbs down for the alternative entertainment Mr Benn proposes?

The Conquerors

The Conquerors

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2005

There once was a large country that was ruled by a General. The General would take his army and attack all the countries around him until they were conquered. Eventually, there was only one small country left to conquer. However, this one did not resist but welcomed the soldiers - leading to a quite unexpected result!

Not Now, Bernard

Not Now, Bernard

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/07/2005

The perennial and well-loved classic picture book story about parents too preoccupied to notice their own child. Bernard's parents are so busy doing their own thing, that they don't notice the monster in the garden, nor see when the monster eats Bernard. In fact, the monster can eat Bernard's dinner, break his toys, and even say 'But I'm a monster', without being noticed!

Elmer and Snake

Elmer and Snake

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2004

The elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer - and Snake suggests pretending to Elmer that he looks pale, to see if they can persuade him that he IS unwell. Meanwhile, Snake conspires with Elmer to trick the other elephants into thinking he is pale and unwell by covering Elmer in pale mud. It works, and the other elephants get rather worried about him. They ask Snake to give his advice - and he suggests tickling Elmer! Of course the dried mud cracks open, and the elephants realise that Snake has tricked them all. But they can't tickle Snake because he's very sensibly gone on holiday!

Charlotte's Piggy Bank

Charlotte's Piggy Bank

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2004

When Charlotte's Aunt Jane gives her a piggy bank, Charlotte thinks it is a silly present. Until she finds out that the piggy bank is magical and if she saves enough she will get a wish. At last the piggy bank is full enough, but then Charlotte learns that wishes sometimes turn out as you least expect them too . . .

Two Can Toucan

Two Can Toucan

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2001

There was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he goes to seek his fortune - and perhaps find a name! A modern fable that answers the question How did the toucan get its name? - and also incidentally his amazing colours!

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/09/2000

One night, Elmer hears the sound of crying. It is baby elephant and he can't sleep because he has lost his teddy. Elmer offers to lend baby elephant his teddy for the night and to search for the lost teddy the next day. Elmer spends the whole of the next day looking for the teddy. His cousin, Wilbur gets involved in the search, and plays a joke on Elmer as usual, but one that helps Elmer find the missing teddy bear! This is an understanding story that everyone who has a teddy bear will relate to.

Elmer's Friends (spanish-english)

Elmer's Friends (spanish-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/1998

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. Elmer meets his friends, each of them unique -Giraffe is the tallest, Kangaroo is the bounciest, and Lion has the loudest roar. This charming board book is for children ages 0+ and has text in Spanish and English.

Elmer's Day

Elmer's Day

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/1998

Elmer has a busy day.

Elmer's Colours (bengali-english)

Elmer's Colours (bengali-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/1998

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about colours is for children ages 0+ and has text in Bengali and English. Every spread has one or two of the bold and bright colours of Elmer's coat and children will love picking which of the colours is their favourite.

Elmer's Weather (vietnamese-english)

Elmer's Weather (vietnamese-english)

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/1998

Another feel-good addition to the publishing phenomenon about the little elephant who is different to all the others. This charming board book about the weather is for children ages 0+ and has text in Vietnamese and English.

Two Monsters

Two Monsters

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/1997

Two monsters live on either side of a huge mountain and talk to each other through a hole in the middle. But when the sun sets one evening an argument starts that eventually brings the mountain down...A simple, yet clever story about friendship and understanding others' points of view from classic picture book creator David McKee.

The Elmer Pop-Up Book

The Elmer Pop-Up Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/1996

Flaps and tabs reveal Elmer playing with his friends in a brightly coloured animal kingdom where leopards change their spots, crocodiles play hide and seek and Elmer splashes himself with a trunk full of water!

Not Now Bernard

Not Now Bernard

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/1996

This is the story of Bernard, whose parents are too busy to understand that there is a monster in the garden... and one that wants to eat him!

Elmer's Day Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Day Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/1994

Elmer the patchwork elephant has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for lunch -some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! The bold colours and simple rhyming story of ELMER'S DAY will enchant very young children, who will love learning the lines by heart.

Elmer's Friends Tabbed Board Book

Elmer's Friends Tabbed Board Book

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/06/1994

This charming book of colours for very young children features all the colours of the much-loved patchwork elephant Elmer. Every spread has one or two bold and bright colours. Elmer loves them all - which is your favourite? Children will love the vibrant colours and rhyming text which combine to make a wonderfully original book of colours.

Not Now Bernard

Not Now Bernard

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/1984

A humorous story in which a young boy is exasperated by his parents refusal to listen to him, so he decides to make them take notice.

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