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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

  • Elmer Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781783448203 - David McKee
    ELMG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    David McKee's Elmer stories delight toddlers and younger readers and this jumbo collection contains 10 stories starring the patchwork elephant.

    Elmer tries to work out why he's not the same colour as the other elephants; makes a delightfully bouncy new friend; and has a lot of fun playing in the snow.

    Presented in a generous size and in a beautiful bag, these books are gorgeously illustrated with so many colours and are full of morals for children to learn from.

    Format: paperback
  • ELQ2 Toddlers
    David McKee
    Toddlers
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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.
  • AMXOX 3 years +
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • AZPDI Toddlers
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    Elmer and Bird are playing hide and seek. Help Elmer by lifting the flaps to look behind the rock, in the herd of elephants and even behind Elmer's ear. The sturdy flaps are perfect for little hands and this book is a brilliant introduction to the fun and mischief of Elmer and his friends.
  • AZPDJ Babies
    Babies
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    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 bright world of Elmer and his animal friends.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • ASXNU 3 years +
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    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 classic story book about sharing and giving.
  • 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?
  • AOYXY 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...
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    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.
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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.
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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?
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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 +
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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.
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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...
  • AWWRN 3 years +
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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 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.
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    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?
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    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.