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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.

My First Elmer Birthday

(Board book) - 02/05/2024


My First Elmer Birthday RRP £7.99


Celebrate Elmer's birthday with this chunky shaped board book perfect for gifting. In this classic story, the elephants want to trick Elmer into thinking they've forgotten his birthday. There's only one problem with the joke they're playing . . . it's not actually Elmer's birthday at all. Elmer's friends keep trying to warn them but they won't listen!
A perfect introduction to the classic Elmer's Birthday story for the very youngest readers, with an abridged version of the much-loved tale.

  • Board book
  • Published: 02/05/2024
  • ISBN: 9781839133428
  • Age Range: 0+ years

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