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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

  • 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!
  • BXMKH
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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.
  • ADAKD 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Elmer is on his way to visit his Grandpa Eldo. He has great fun reminding Eldo of all the things they used to do together, but is Eldo quite as forgetful as Elmer thinks? He may be old but he is an elephant, after all, and elephants never forget. Do they?
  • ADAKK 3 years +
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    Aided and abetted by his ventriloquist cousin, Wilbur, Elmer pretends to be blown away on the windiest day. They make fools of the other elephants, but when the laughter dies down, Elmer reassures them that a heavy elephant is safe in the worst of gales. When he tries to prove it, much to his surprise, he really does get blown away!
  • BQJCB
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    From dawn to dusk, with lots of food and fun between, join Elmer on his day! This chunky board book with easy-grip toddler tabs on every page is perfect for the very youngest Elmer fans.
  • AYVSH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce - in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...
  • BGMOO 3 years +
    3 years +
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    It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?
  • AUMQS 3 years +
    3 years +
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    There was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he must go to seek his fortune. A modern fable that answers the question "How did the toucan get its name?" - and also incidentally his amazing colours. This beautiful hardback edition of David McKee's first ever picture book - published in its original size - is reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Andersen Press.
  • AOHDO 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The king's beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets in the palace, so he commands Melric to find the pets and fast! Melric joins forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?
  • BCVEH 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.
  • AUMRE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    When Charlotte's Aunt Jane gives her a piggy bank, Charlotte thinks it is a silly present. Until she finds out that the piggy bank is magical and if she saves enough she will get a wish. At last the piggy bank is full enough, but then Charlotte learns that wishes sometimes turn out as you least expect them too...
  • BHABD 3 years +
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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?
  • ADAKI 3 years +
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    The hunters are coming and all the elephants are worried. Elmer, the patchwork elephant, comes up with a plan to outwit the hunters but things don't turn out quite as planned...
  • AKINM Toddlers
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    Elmer the patchwork elephant has a busy day ahead of him. He likes to have fun squirting himself with water and playing with his friends. He often stops for a chat, and when he is hungry he stops for lunch -some fresh juicy grass. At night Elmer likes to count stars, but he never gets very far before falling fast asleep! The bold colours and simple rhyming story of ELMER'S DAY will enchant very young children, who will love learning the lines by heart.
  • AIWZO 3 years +
    3 years +
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    "More power," demands the king. But Melric the magician thinks that the king has quite enough power already. A sinister visitor called Sondrak boasts that he can easily grant the king's wish. But when Melric discovers that Sondrak is an evil sorcerer and up to no good, a dramatic battle follows. "David McKee is a genius." (The Times). "A delight to read for parents and children alike, rich in witty illustration and comic observation." (Daisy Bridgewater, Daily Telegraph).
  • AUMQZ
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    Following the welcomed re-release of "Big-Top Benn" comes another addition to the immensely popular collection of original Mr Benn adventures by author and illustrator David McKee. Published in 1967 "Mr Benn - Red Knight" was the first Mr Benn book ever written. It introduces the friendly bowler-hatted character who inspired the legendary TV series which made Mr Benn a household name. In this delightful story, Mr Benn finds himself transported into a medieval world where he assists an unfortunate dragon whose role as firelighter to the king is threatened by a greedy matchmaker. McKee's original artwork will entrance children of all ages in what is sure to become a cult classic for yet another generation of readers.
  • AUMRA
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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?
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    Four ELMER board books in one handy package! It includes: Elmer's Colours; Elmer's Day; Elmer's Friends; and Elmer's Weather. Shrinkwrapped in an attractive card wrapper to make a gorgeous gift for a young baby and an essential addition to every playgroup and nursery school's book shelves.
  • AGJCU 3 years +
    3 years +
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    When Melric, the king's magician, mysteriously loses his magic, he sets out on a quest to return it. But with the kingdom under attack, will Melric get his magic back in time to protect it?
  • AJLQT 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! "A deserved favourite with the 2-5s". (Sunday Times).
  • ATGTJ
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    Flaps and tabs reveal Elmer playing with his friends in a brightly coloured animal kingdom where leopards change their spots, crocodiles play hide and seek and Elmer splashes himself with a trunk full of water!
  • AFGOG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The pink elephant herd, along with Elmer's friend Rose, are celebrating Old's one-hundredth birthday. But the celebrations take an unexpected turn when Old becomes stranded on a dangerous cliff top. Rose rushes to Elmer, maybe he knows a certain Super El who can come to the rescue?
  • AUDNE 3 years +
    3 years +
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    The young elephants want to have a race to prove who is fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a course. With each racer decorated a different colour, they set off around the course and discover things about themselves - Blue is first, Orange is second, White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.
  • ADAJT
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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!' Is Baby Elephant's teddy a talking teddy, or is Wilbur playing a trick on Elmer, as usual? Read along with the audio CD included to bring the story to life!