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David McKee
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.

Elmer and the Hippos

(Hardback) - 27/02/2003


Elmer and the Hippos RRP £9.99


The elephants are not very happy: the hippos have come to live in THEIR river, because their own has dried up. "Strange," thinks Elmer, so he goes to investigate. He discovers the dry river could be solved: but only if the hippos and the elephants drop their prejudices and work in unison.