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Two Can Toucan

By David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

A modern classic from the creator of Not Now Bernard, and Elmer the patchwork elephant about making the best out of life.

There was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he goes to seek his fortune - and perhaps find a name! A modern fable that answers the question "How did the toucan get its name?" - and also incidentally his amazing colours!

  • A welcome new paperback edition of a book considered a classic in many countries. Now produced in honour of the 25th Anniversary of Andersen Press.
  • The first picture book ever from David McKee, before he created that popular elephant, Elmer.
  • Praise for David McKee: 'David McKee never fails to please.' Child Education

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: 9781842700365
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: September 21, 2001
Dimensions: 200 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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