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Two Can Toucan

By David McKee
Illustrated by David McKee

Discover legendary David McKee's very first picture book, in this lavish small hardback edition celebrating Andersen Press's 40th anniversary

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 must go to seek his fortune. A modern fable that answers the question "How did the toucan get its name?" - and also incidentally his amazing colours. This beautiful hardback edition of David McKee's first ever picture book – published in its original size - is reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Andersen Press.

  • Gorgeous, linen-effect cover and woodfree paper make this special small hardback edition a perfect gift.
  • The first picture book ever from David McKee, commissioned by the legendary publisher Klaus Flugge, founder and publisher of Andersen Press
  • 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: 9781783444809
Imprint: Andersen Press
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Dimensions: 200 x 230mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $26.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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