Books

Elmer's Bedtime

David McKee

It's Elmer's bedtime, but he still needs to find the perfect place to sleep. Bring the adventure to life as puppet-Elmer splashes in the lake with the hippos, tries to climb a tree with the monkeys, yawns, snuggles and waves goodbye.
The cuddly puppet fits both big and little hands, making this interactive hand puppet book perfect for sharing between parent and child.

Elmer and the Tune

David McKee

When Rose meets Elmer she's humming a tune, a tune she just can't get out of her head. When she leaves, Elmer realises he can't get the tune out of his head either – and as he crosses the jungle he can see the infectious tune spreading to every animal Rose has met! Can Elmer help everyone get rid of it?

Melric and the Crown

David McKee

It's time for the yearly Ceremony of the Crown, where the King proves his right to rule. But something strange is going on: the King's crown keeps going missing! Can Melric get to the bottom of this royal riddle before the King and his crown are put to the test?

Sir Ned and the Nasties

David McKee (and others)

The whole kingdom is plagued by the screeching, howling din made by the Nasties, so the King sends Sir Ned to deal with them. A wolf, a witch and a troll help Ned along the way, but it turns out he has walked into danger - these three are the notorious nasties themselves! Luckily he works out why they sound so awful and teaches them to listen to each other, so they ask him to join the band rather than turning him into dinner.

Elmer: Hide and Seek!

David McKee

Elmer and Bird are playing hide and seek. Lifting the flaps to look behind the rock, in the herd of elephants and even behind Elmer's ear. Sturdy cut-out flaps are specially designed for little hands and this book is a cleverly interactive introduction to the fun and mischief of Elmer and his friends.

Elmer: Guess Who?

David McKee

Help the animals guess who Elmer's new friend is in this sturdy board book with a mirror surprise at the end. Peek through cut outs on each page to catch a glimpse of Elmer's new friend - it's you! Babies and toddlers will love this bright and interactive introduction to the funny and kind world of Elmer and his animal friends.

Elmer

David McKee

David McKee's first book about Elmer turned this adorable patchwork elephant into a nursery favourite. Deservedly a modern classic, with over two million copies sold worldwide, Elmer’s subtle message, that it is ok to be different, resonates with children across the world. The Elmer book and CD pack features the classic story with a special edition cover and a story CD, perfect for sharing at bedtime or for livening up a car journey.

Elmer: Hello, animals!

David McKee

The perfect introduction to the world of Elmer and his best animal friends for the youngest of children. This little book clips onto a buggy and is perfect for keeping little ones entertained on the go. Children will love spotting and naming the animals in the bold illustrations.

Elmer: Elephant Colours

David McKee

The perfect introduction to the world of Elmer and his colourful elephant friends for the youngest of children. This little book clips onto a buggy and is superb for keeping little ones entertained on the go. Children will engage with the charming elephants in different colours - which one is elephant colour? - and learn important first vocabulary.

Super Gran

Forrest Wilson (and others)

Granny Smith is an ordinary little old lady when something extraordinary happens. She is struck by rays from a super machine and becomes ... Super Gran! Extra fast, strong, with X-ray eyesight, Super Gran sets out with her grandson Willie and a girl called Edison to right all the wrongs in their town. Along the way, Super Gran performs amazing feats, foiling a back robbery and saving a child from drowning.
But the super machine has been stolen by the Inventor, who has very bad plans for it. Can Super Gran and her loyal sidekicks save the day?

Elmer and the Race

David McKee

The young elephants want to prove who is the fastest, so Elmer and Wilbur organise a race. Each decorated a different colour, the racers set off around the course and discover things about themselves – Blue may be first and Orange second, but White is kind, Pink and Violet are funny and Yellow is a cheat. Luckily Yellow also learns he is very good at saying sorry, so each young elephant gets a medal from Elmer.

Melric and the Dragon

David McKee (and others)

When a dragon is spotted, the whole kingdom fears a fiery attack is imminent! The king organizes his army into hunting teams. But Melric knows that not all dragons are fierce – in fact some like nothing better than chocolate cake...

Elmer's Touch and Feel World

David McKee

Explore the touch-and-feel world of Elmer and his colourful friends in this bright, fun first concepts playbook. Perfect for parents and babies to enjoy together, this book is jam-packed with stimulating colours and touch-and-feel areas to really engage little ones. Elmer's World is a great introduction to learning through play and, of course, to everyone's favourite patchwork elephant.

Elmer and the Flood

David McKee

Rain or no rain, Elmer is going for a walk. After being cooped up in a cave with his herd, he longs for a bit of fresh air and some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet is going to have to wait – when Elmer goes outside, he discovers the rain has caused a flood. Can brave Elmer work out a way to save a stranded young elephant?

Elmer’s Little Library

David McKee

This chunky little library contains four board books – Colours, Numbers, Shapes and Actions. Little hands will love turning each sturdy page and meeting favourite friends from the world of Elmer the patchwork elephant.

Elmer's Band

David McKee (and others)

Join Elmer, everyone's favourite patchwork elephant, and his jungle band for a noisy day! Poorly Wilbur has lost his voice, so to cheer him up Elmer decides to bring together all the jungle musicians to play in a band. Come with Elmer and Wilbur as they recruit each member of the band – from Lion with his huge roar to Frog with his little croak. Only when they are all gathered does Wilbur find out he's really important, even if he has lost his voice – his loud footsteps are the drum beat that will keep the whole band together.

Elmer's Christmas

David McKee

It's two days before Christmas Eve, the night Papa Red visits, and the young elephants are very excited. They choose a tree to decorate and prepare the presents for Papa Red to collect during the night to take to those who need them. But this year Elmer has a special treat in store for the young elephants, if they can keep quiet and out of sight...

Melric and the Petnapping

David McKee (and others)

The king’s beloved pet troon has vanished along with all the other unusual pets in the palace, so he commands Melric to find the pets and fast! Melric joins forces with his cousin Guz, and they soon discover that Sondrak the sorcerer is behind the petnappings. Can Melric and Guz use their magic to outwit the cunning Sondrak?

Not Now, Bernard

David McKee

Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just 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, David McKee's iconic picture book is celebrated in this special anniversary paperback that includes embossing and a free downloadable audiobook.

Elmer and the Monster

David McKee

There is pandemonium in the jungle! A strange roaring sounds sends the animals stampeding, convinced it's a monster. But all is not as it seems. Only Elmer is brave enough to investigate, and what he discovers comes as quite a surprise!

Biography

David McKee's books are published throughout the world, and many of them have been adapted for television. As the creator of Mr Benn, Elmer and picture book classics such as Not Now, Bernard, he ranks as one of the world's leading contemporary children's book author-illustrators.