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David McKee - Author

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Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/05/2021

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears to have stopped searching... A new tale from master-storyteller David McKee that delivers just as much pathos as the very first, this is the twenty-eighth Elmer storybook.

Mr Benn's Big Game

Mr Benn's Big Game

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

When Mr Benn visits the little fancy dress shop, he enters a fantastical world of adventure as if by magic. This time, Mr Benn spots a khaki outfit he'd like to try. As soon as he puts it on, he finds himself transported to a mysterious jungle full of snakes, elephants, and hunters... Celebrate 50 years of the iconic BBC TV series with the original Mr Benn picture books! Voted 3rd in a BBC poll of 25 to 45 year olds of all-time favourite children's shows Voted 6th in Channel 4's poll of the 100 greatest kid's TV shows Voted 10th most famous time-traveller by THE TIMES '...the very name is enough to induce a warm glow of childish bliss...' TELEGRAPH

Mr Benn Red Knight

Mr Benn Red Knight

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

When Mr Benn visits the little fancy dress shop, he enters a fantastical world of adventure as if by magic... In this story, a red suit of armour catches Mr Benn's eye, and when he tries it on he finds himself transported to a land full of castles, dungeons and dragons! Celebrate 50 years of the iconic BBC TV series with the original Mr Benn picture books! Voted 3rd in a BBC poll of 25 to 45 year olds of all-time favourite children's shows Voted 6th in Channel 4's poll of the 100 greatest kid's TV shows Voted 10th most famous time-traveller by THE TIMES '...the very name is enough to induce a warm glow of childish bliss...' TELEGRAPH

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Elmer and the Lost Teddy

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/02/2021

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!

Elmer and the Rainbow

Elmer and the Rainbow

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 05/02/2021

Elmer and the other elephants are waiting for the storm to end so they can see the beautiful, colourful rainbow. But something dreadful has happened: the rainbow has come out too soon and has lost its colours! Elmer decides to give his own colours to the rainbow, but to do that, he must find where it touches the ground. But what will happen to Elmer if he gives the rainbow his own colours? Will he lose them for ever? A classic story book about sharing and giving.

Two Can Toucan

Two Can Toucan

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/01/2021

There's a bird in the forest that is completely black (except for his white eyes), and very unhappy. When the other animals tease him because he has no name, he decides he must leave the forest to find his fortune... and his place in the world. Find out how the toucan got his name, and his amazing colours in this modern classic by picture book legend David McKee - the creator of children's favourites Elmer the patchwork elephant, Mr Benn, and King Rollo.

Snow Woman

Snow Woman

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

When Rupert and Kate tell their parents they're going to make a snowman, both Mum and Dad correct them, You mean a snowperson. Originally published over 30 years ago, this is a deceptively simple story that overthrows gender stereotypes in a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek way that only master storyteller David McKee, the creator of Elmer the patchwork elephant and Mr Benn, could accomplish.

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Elmer and the Lost Treasure

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2020

Elmer, Wilbur and a brave troop of elephants set out on a quest to find the famous Lost Treasure of the jungle. When they stumble across a beautiful forgotten temple, Elmer's friends rush inside, keen to find the Lost Treasure before him, but Elmer appears to have stopped searching... A new tale from master-storyteller David McKee that delivers just as much pathos as the very first, this is the twenty-eighth Elmer storybook.

Elmer Search and Find Colours

Elmer Search and Find Colours

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 21/05/2020

Elmer the patchwork elephant has lent one of his colours to each scene in this rainbow search and find adventure! Jam-packed full of things to spot, questions to answer and details to discover, all from Elmer's colourful world. Help young children learn their colours while searching each busy scene, developing their powers of observation, visual acuity, and their number and language skills.

Elmer's Birthday

Elmer's Birthday

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2020

The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends...

Elmer

Elmer

Author: David McKee Format: Board book Release Date: 06/02/2020

For over a quarter of a century readers have been joining Elmer the patchwork elephant on his exciting adventures. Now Elmer's classic first story is available in this lovely board book edition. With its sturdy pages for little fingers, this gift is the perfect introduction to the world of Elmer.

Elmer: A Classic Collection

Elmer: A Classic Collection

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

A collection of five of Elmer's best-loved tales, bound together in a beautiful hardback with a stunning gold and green foiled cover. The perfect gift for fans of Elmer and his colourful adventures, and an ideal introduction for the very youngest readers. This treasury contains: Elmer Elmer and the Rainbow Elmer and the Lost Teddy Elmer in the Snow Elmer's Special Day

Elmer's Birthday

Elmer's Birthday

Author: David McKee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

The elephants decide it's their turn to play a trick on Elmer: all of the animals must pretend to forget his birthday tomorrow! But when the day comes the trick doesn't quite go according to plan. The elephants should have listened to Elmer's friends... A new tale to celebrate Elmer the Patchwork Elephant's 30th birthday from master-storyteller David McKee, this is the twenty-seventh Elmer storybook!

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2019

David McKee has created a new modern classic with the story of Belinda, a banana-obsessed young girl. Her whole family thinks it's a phase, except for Grandma Brown: she worries, and worry is hard to keep down. She asks Belinda to give up her favourite fruit before she gets a banana-shaped body, but Belinda has other ideas... 'What a joy; a new rhyming book from the Elmer and Mr Benn creator, David McKee... Fantastic illustrations' THE TIMES

Elmer's Doodle Book

Elmer's Doodle Book

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2019

The wonderful world of Elmer is brought to life for you to doodle, colour and create! Unleash your creativity as you learn to draw an elephant, help Elmer's Birds dress up for the parade, invent a new jungle fruit and more... With a different colour on each page, join Elmer and his friends to draw, doodle and colour-in Elmer's rainbow world.

Elmer's Walk

Elmer's Walk

Author: David McKee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

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 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.

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