David McKee is 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. He lives in the South of France and in London.
Mr Benn Big Top
(Paperback) - 01/07/2021
When Mr Benn visits the little fancy dress shop, he enters a fantastical world of adventure as if by magic... Today, Mr Benn swaps his trademark black bowler hat and suit for a clown costume, and finds himself magically transported to a world full of circus performers, magicians and big top tents.
Collect all four Mr Benn classics in their 50th anniversary paperback editions!
Mr Benn Red Knight
Mr Benn Big Top
Mr Benn Big Game
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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
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