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Not Now, Bernard

By David McKee

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, this classic picture book story by David McKee is now available as a collector's edition hardback

Published to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the book, each lavish hardback is signed by David McKee and contains an introduction by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen. Bernard has a problem. There's a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are 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, this beautiful collector's edition is a must-own for all fans of David McKee's classic picture book.

  • 35th anniversary celebration edition, with foiled, imitation linen case
  • Each copy signed by David McKee
  • Not Now, Bernard has sold over half a million copies in the UK alone

About the author

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 27 original Elmer stories. David lives in Arles, France

ISBN: 9781783442980
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 10, 2015
Dimensions: 220 x 260mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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