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.
Not Now, Bernard
(Hardback) - 10/09/2015
Published to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the book, each lavish hardback is signed by David McKee and contains an introduction by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen.
Bernard has a problem. There's a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are too busy to notice. So Bernard tries to befriend the monster… and that doesn't go quite to plan. Loved by children, monsters and adults for thirty five years, this beautiful collector's edition is a must-own for all fans of David McKee's classic picture book.