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Two of our Guest Editors chose Not Now, Bernard - celebrating it's 35th anniversary in 2015 - as one of their favourite books.
Sophie Mckenzie 'This dark, rather depressing picture book opened my eyes to what was possible with children's writing. Adults often assume kids should be protected from what scares or threatens them in literature, but Not now, Bernard, helped me to realise that nothing needs to be taboo - its all in how you treat the material.'
and chosen by Michael Rosen. 'An Andersen classic, this well-loved picture book story is about parents too preoccupied to notice their own child! They are so busy doing their own thing, that a monster can eat Bernard's dinner, break his toys, and even eat Bernard, without being noticed! An hilarious cautionary tale.'
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 hardback is a must-own for all fans of David McKee's iconic picture book with an introduction by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen.
'Very funny, written very dryly and is a sobering lesson to all us busy parents who sometimes get distracted!' Lucy Owen, Western Mail Cardiff
'My favourite books for very young children are 'Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and 'Not Now Bernard' by David McKee.' Michael Rosen
'A brilliant fable' Tony Bradman
|Publication date:||10th September 2015|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
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 ...More About David McKee