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Mr Benn's Big Game

Written by David McKee

Part of the Mr Benn Series

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Mr Benn's Big Game Review

Ecological and Environmental Interest - Fiction Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers Stories about Animals

As if by magic... Mr Benn returns

A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month March 2021

Best-selling author/ illustrator David McKee created Mr Benn his iconic character over 50 years ago and he has been a star of books and TV programmes ever since. Mr Benn’s Big Game is a classic David McKee story which quietly but firmly promotes good – this time not shooting wild animals. When Mr Benn goes to his favourite dressing up shop he tries on a khaki uniform and is transported to the jungle where he is in charge of a group of very keen big game hunters. Can Mr Benn stop them shooting the wonderful animals in the jungle? Making use of a very cunning plan – and in the best tradition of children’s stories – he does just that! Fans of Elmer will love this earlier introduction to some familiar loveable elephants.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Celebrate 50 years of the iconic BBC TV series with the original Mr Benn picture books! Voted 3rd in a BBC poll of 25 to 45 year olds of all-time favourite children's shows Voted 6th in Channel 4's poll of the 100 greatest kid's TV shows Voted 10th most famous time-traveller by The Times.


Julia Eccleshare's Picks for March 2021

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The Day the Screens went Blank by Danny Wallace

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A Way with Wild Things by Larissa Theule

One in a Hundred Thousand by Linni Ingemundsen

A Moon Boy Loves My Best Friend by Rebecca Patterson

Mr Benn's Big Game by David McKee

Rabunzel by Gareth P Jones & Loretta Schauer

Mr Benn's Big Game Synopsis

When Mr Benn visits the little fancy dress shop, he enters a fantastical world of adventure as if by magic. This time, Mr Benn spots a khaki outfit he'd like to try. As soon as he puts it on, he finds himself transported to a mysterious jungle full of snakes, elephants, and hunters... 

Mr Benn's Big Game Press Reviews

 '...the very name is enough to induce a warm glow of childish bliss...' Telegraph

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ISBN: 9781839130717
Publication date: 04/03/2021
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781839130717
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Author: David McKee
Publisher: Andersen Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Ecological and Environmental, Fantasy / Magical, Animals
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks
Collections: Elmer Creator, David McKee Dies Aged 87,

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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