David McKee

Author & Illustrator

David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David lives in Arles, France.

Recent activity

25 days ago

2 months to go until David McKee will be releasing Elmer and the Lost Treasure. Published by Andersen.
David McKee

2 months ago

Out now! Elmer Search and Find Colours by David McKee,. Published by Andersen.
David McKee

2 months ago

Out now! Elmer's Birthday by David McKee,. Published by Andersen.
David McKee

3 months ago

Why not read Elmer's Walk by David McKee. Published by Andersen Digital.
National Share-a-Story Month

3 months ago

Why not read Elmer's Walk by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
National Share-a-Story Month

4 months ago

Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Elmer Search and Find by David McKee from Andersen.
International Children's Book Day

4 months ago

Today is the day to read this brilliant book (not that you needed an excuse!), Elmer Search and Find Colours by David McKee from Andersen.
International Children's Book Day

4 months ago

A classic story to celebrate International Children's Book Day, Elmer and the Whales by David McKee from Andersen Digital.
International Children's Book Day

Books

Super Gran

Forrest Wilson David McKee
Super Gran - Jacket

Super Gran

Forrest Wilson David McKee
Super Gran - Jacket