David McKee

Author & Illustrator

About David McKee

David McKee (1935 - 2022) was the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, which is now published in more than 60 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme. David was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. In 2020 David won the British Book Awards Illustrator of the Year Award and BookTrust’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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David McKee
Out now! Elmer and the Bedtime Story by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
23 days ago
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Seeing as it #RandomActsOfKindnessDay why not read Elmer and the Race by David McKee. From Andersen.
3 months ago
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Do something nice for someone and read Denver by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
3 months ago
Random Acts of Kindness Day
Do something nice for someone and read Elmer: Guess Who? by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
3 months ago
Christmas Eve
Get into the Xmas spirit and read My First Elmer Christmas by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
5 months ago
Christmas Eve
Loving Elmer's Christmas this Christmas! By David McKee and published by Andersen Digital.
5 months ago
Christmas Eve
Elmer's Christmas is a wonderful book for your kids this Xmas. Published by Andersen.
5 months ago
David McKee
Out now! My First Elmer Christmas by David McKee,. Published by Andersen.
7 months ago

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