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  • Published: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781783446179
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

Belinda Brown


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Belinda Brown just loved bananas – she'd eat a whole bunch while still in pyjamas!

David McKee has created a new modern classic with the story of Belinda, a banana-obsessed young girl. Her whole family thinks it's a phase, except for Grandma Brown: she worries, and worry is hard to keep down. She asks Belinda to give up her favourite fruit before she gets a banana-shaped body, but Belinda has other ideas.

'What a joy; a new rhyming book from the Elmer and Mr Benn creator, David McKee... Fantastic illustrations' THE TIMES

  • Pub date: 15 August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781783446179
  • Imprint: Andersen
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

David McKee

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

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Praise for Belinda Brown

“What a joy; a new rhyming book from the Elmer and Mr Benn creator, David McKee... Fantastic illustrations”

Alex O'Connell, The Times

“Rhyming nonsense from McKee to tickle the taste buds and bring on the giggles.”

Red Reading Hub

“This totally daft tale is documented in David McKee's zany inimitable illustrative style and accompanying bouncy rhyming text”

Books for Keeps

“Everyone loves a bit of silliness ... children will find much to enjoy here.”

Early Years Educator

“David McKee serves up a visual treat and a masterclass in humour and subtle messages.”

The School Librarian


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