08 April 2022 Share
The SLA is saddened to see that David McKee, author and illustrator for children, has died surrounded by his family in the South of France where he had his home.
Creator of iconic children’s books Elmer, Not Now, Bernard and Mr Benn David McKee's books were in every primary school library in the country. His books were a staple of every children's and school librarians' lives. The stories were loved by children as being fun and by adults who may be reading them time and time again. Elmer is a classic in inclusivity and friendship.
Andersen Press, his publisher, have published this statement.
David McKee won Booktrust's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.