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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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World Hunger Day

lunch... Elmer's Day by David McKee from Andersen

Today

Sunscreen protection day

Elmer's Colours by David McKee from Andersen - get the sun into what you're reading!

Yesterday

World Dracula Day

Three Monsters by David McKee from Andersen really is a monster book!

2 days ago

World Dracula Day

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee from Andersen Digital really is a monster book!

2 days ago

World Dracula Day

Elmer and the Monster by David McKee from Andersen Digital really is a monster book!

2 days ago

World Dracula Day

Elmer and the Monster by David McKee from Andersen really is a monster book!

2 days ago

World Dracula Day

Not Now, Bernard by David McKee from Andersen really is a monster book!

2 days ago

Noise Action Week

Isabel's Noisy Tummy is a brilliantly noisy read.... by David McKee from Andersen

5 days ago

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