David is the creator of several well-known characters including King Rollo and Mr Benn. His most famous creation is Elmer the Patchwork Elephant which is now published in more than 50 languages and has its own successful global merchandise programme.
David McKee was born in Devon and went to Plymouth Art College, where he had a traditional training. On leaving college he drew regularly for, among others, Punch, Reader’s Digest, and The Times Educational Supplement. His drawings were influenced especially by Saul Steinberg and Andre Francois. David lives in Arles, France.
Two Can Toucan
(Hardback: Andersen 40th Anniversary edition) - 2016
SynopsisThere was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he must go to seek his fortune.
A modern fable that answers the question 'How did the toucan get its name?' - and also incidentally his amazing colours.
This beautiful hardback edition of David McKee's first ever picture book published in its original size - is reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Andersen Press.