Not Now, Bernard

Not Now, Bernard

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Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden but his mum and dad are just 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, David McKee's iconic picture book is celebrated in this special anniversary paperback that includes embossing and a free downloadable audiobook.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 240 x 280 x 4mm | 205g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1783442905
  • 9781783442904
  • 22,904

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Celebrating its 35th anniversary, now available in a special paperback edition with embossing...
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Review quote

"Not Now Bernard is THE book of our times" * Frank Cottrell-Boyce * "Arguably the finest children's books ever written, McKee's clever fable is both a warning to neglectful parents and a very funny story about being ignored." * The i * "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 * "Well-loved classic... Little ones will love (and recognise all too soon!) the oft-repeated 'Not now, Bernard', leaving older children and their parents to appreciate the black humour and static, expressive illustrations" * Guardian, The Best New Children's Books supplement *
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About David McKee

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 is the winner of the 2020 British Book Awards Nibbies Illustrator of the Year Award. He lives in Arles, France and in London.
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Rating details

2,261 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 48% (1,091)
4 30% (671)
3 16% (365)
2 4% (85)
1 2% (49)
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