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David McKee

A writer and illustrator who was born in 2 January, 1935, David McKee is the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant and Mr. Benn. Born and brought up in Tavistock, South Devon, he sold his cartoons to the local press while growing up and published the first Elmer book in 1968. The series has been published in over 20 languages and sold over 5 million copies.

One of the most popular illustrators of children's books, David also wrote King Rollo and Not Now, Bernard and has illustrated for other authors including for Michael Bond's Paddington books.



David McKee Books

  • ELQ2 Toddlers
    David McKee
    Toddlers
    (2)
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    Elmer the patchwork elephant is the star of this gorgeous picture book.

    David McKee's stunning illustrations give Elmer lots of toddler appeal and this is a lovely book to read to youngsters to illustrate the message that it's OK to be different and not just one of the crowd!

    Elmer offers lots of fun and laughter for readers aged 1 and over.
  • ACGVQ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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...
  • AAQNU 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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...
  • ACASO 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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 ...
  • AEQGA 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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.
  • AEFYL 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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?
  • ADAKE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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!
  • ADAJV 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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?
  • ADAJZ 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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!
  • ADAJW 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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.
  • ADAJY 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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.
  • ADAKM 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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...
  • AOYXY 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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...
  • AMVRS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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!
  • AMXOX 3 years +
    3 years +
    (1)
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    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.
  • AOHEG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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
  • AKXRL 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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).
  • ATCAH
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    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.
  • ATGWO Babies
    Babies
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    This book explores 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.
  • ARDZH
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    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?
  • AWMSS Babies
    Babies
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    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.
  • AUMRI 3 years +
    David McKee
    3 years +
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    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.
  • AUMRH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    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!
  • AUMQM Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    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.