David McKee

Author & Illustrator

David is the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and 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 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

1 month ago

Could there be a better time to read The Sad Story Of Veronica by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
National Violin Day (US)

1 month ago

On this day 1703, the Great Storm struck central and southern England and thousands were killed. Time to read Elmer and the Wind by David McKee. Published by Andersen.
Great Storm of 1703

1 month ago

Have you written a letter for Santa? Get in the mood with Elmer's Christmas by David McKee from Andersen Digital.
Christmas

1 month ago

It's that time again. Pen your letters to Father Christmas and get in the mood with Elmer in the Snow by David McKee from Andersen Digital.
Christmas

1 month ago

It's that time again. Pen your letters to Father Christmas and get in the mood with Elmer's Christmas by David McKee from Andersen.
Christmas

1 month ago

Loving Super Gran by Forrest Wilson from Andersen Digital.
Saint Andrew’s Day

1 month ago

Super Gran is a wonderful book for your children. Published by Andersen.
Saint Andrew’s Day

1 month ago

Elmer's Weather by David McKee from Andersen is brilliant!
Climate Action Day

Books

Super Gran

Forrest Wilson David McKee
Super Gran - Jacket

Super Gran

Forrest Wilson David McKee
Super Gran - Jacket