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Not Now Bernard

Written by David McKee

Part of the Mini Treasure S. Series

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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 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.'

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.

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Not Now Bernard Synopsis

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!

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ISBN: 9780099725411
Publication date: 03/10/1996
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780099725411
Publication date: 3rd October 1996
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers

About David McKee

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 ...

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