David is the creator of well-known characters including King Rollo, Mr Benn and 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 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.
My favourite books for very young children are Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak and Not Now Bernard by David McKee. -- Michael Rosen Not Now Bernard is THE book of our times * Frank Cottrell-Boyce * It's so good! * Adam Buxton * Possibly my favourite picture book of all time. It's so powerful, it's so funny, dark - it's everything. That to me is the number one kids book of all time... It's funny to a four year old and meaningful to a 36 year old * Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown * Even very young children see the joke. * T.E.S. *