Being content with your lot is the theme of this wonderfully quirky picture book from the creator of NOT NOW, BERNARD.
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's first picture book was one of the stories he had told at college, Two Can Toucan. This was published by Abelard-Schuman in 1964 and the version David re-illustrated in 1985 was re-issued in 2001 by Andersen Press. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 24 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France
"Good fun with loads of colourful pictures!" * Eastern Daily Press
"A very funny book based on one very quirky idea." -- Jo Heffer * The Bookbag *
"His words and pictures . . . enter into the young child's own world and appeal to their own particular send of humour." * Books For Your Children *
"A quirky story. Fans of McKee's other works will not be disappointed." * EYE *