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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

  • AZPDI Toddlers
    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.
  • 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.
  • AWWRN 3 years +
    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.
  • BRPOG
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    When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either - and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?
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    Babies
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    Spottiest, stripiest, tallest and longest... meet all of Elmer's very best friends! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.
  • BPNEO Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Elmer is not elephant colour. Elmer is patchwork. Elmer's much-loved first story is now available in this tactile shaped board book edition, abridged for the very youngest of readers. With its sturdy shaped pages for little fingers and its eye-catching march across any bookshelf, this gift is the perfect introduction for babies to the world of Elmer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • AKXRL 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).
  • 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?
  • AKUGB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This is a vibrant collection of five favourite stories starring the world famous patchwork elephant, including: Elmer; Elmer and Rose; Elmer and Grandpa Eldo; Elmer and the Lost Teddy; and Elmer and Super El. A delight for lifelong fans and new-readers alike, this treasury brings together some of Elmer's most exciting and colourful adventures. "A deserved favourite with the 2-5s". (The Sunday Times). "A celebration of individuality and laughter". (Publishers Weekly).
  • BQWOZ
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    Elmer is enjoying his walk: smelling the flowers, watching the clouds, listening to the waterfall. But each time he points out one of these lovely things to the other animals, they all say they don't have time to stop. They're far too busy. Luckily Wilbur arrives at last and shares Elmer's enjoyment in the stars. A celebration of mindfulness from master-storyteller David McKee.
  • 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...
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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?
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    How did the Toucan get its name? Find out in this modern fable.
  • AUMQR 3 years +
    David McKee
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    This is perfect for sharing together in a classroom, nursery or library, the original classic Elmer is now available as a big book, with notes for grown-ups at the back, created by the CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education). Elmer the colourful patchwork elephant has been a nursery favourite since this first book was published in 1989. This colourful picture book is known to millions and it's subtle message - that it is Ok to be different - has made this first tale about everyone's favourite patchwork elephant a classic must-read for every bookshelf.
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    Once, elephants came in two colours: black or white. They loved all other creatures - but each set wanted to destroy the other. Peace-loving elephants ran and hid in the deepest jungle while battle commenced. The war-mongers 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. `This book was one of my favourites as a kid, I simply relished in the gloriousness of a load of elephants battling it out in a bizarre forest. It wasn't until I was a bit older that I recognised the importance of the message that lay (not so subtly) underneath.' OLIVER JEFFERS
  • AEQGA 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.
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    Is there a difference between a bounce and a jump? Kangaroo thinks there is, and he is very concerned he is going to look silly in the upcoming jumping competition, until Elmer helps him discover that the one will do just as well as the other.
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    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.
  • 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
  • AFWXI 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The elephants decide to play a trick on Elmer. Snake suggests pretending to Elmer that he looks pale and ill, to see if they can make him believe that he really is unwell. However at the same time, Snake also plots with Elmer to trick the other elephants into thinking he is sick by covering Elmer in pale mud. It works, and the other elephants get rather worried about him. They ask Snake to give his advice - and he suggests tickling Elmer! Of course the dried mud cracks open, and the elephants realise that Snake has tricked them all. But they can't tickle Snake because he's very sensibly gone on holiday.
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    Isabel's classmates think it is hilarious when Isabel's tummy rumbles in class. Everyone is always giving her advice about it, but nothing seems to work. Then one day the class visits the zoo and Isabel's growling tummy saves them all from an escaping tiger. After this there is no more rumbling, until one day a noise breaks the silence in class. But this time it isn't Isabel's tummy..."A taboo-breaking tale ...brilliantly observed". (Daily Telegraph).
  • BMJKN 3 years +
    3 years +
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    One night, Elmer hears the sound of crying. It is Baby Elephant. He can't sleep because he has lost his teddy. Elmer offers to lend Baby Elephant his teddy for the night and to search for the lost teddy the next day. Elmer discovers that all the baby animals have teddies, but Baby Elephant's remains missing until Elmer's cousin, Wilbur, gets involved in the search. Wilbur plays a joke on Elmer as usual, but one that helps Elmer find the missing teddy bear which is then restored to Baby Elephant just in time for bed!