Taking his time, Elmer notices all the amazing things on his walk. But can he share the gifts of mindfulness with any of the other animals?
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, first published in 1964. David has written and illustrated over 50 picture books for Andersen Press including 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France.
"This beautifully illustrated book by David McKee heralds the return of family favourite Elmer the patchwork elephant ... A gentle and mindful story." * Inis Reading Guide *