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Not now, Bernard

Not now, Bernard

McKee, David

When Bernard finds a monster at the bottom of the garden, he tries to tell his parents. But mum and dad are too busy to notice and, before long, the monster is inside the house and making himself at home

Paperback, Book. English. Children's stories.
Published London: Red Fox, 1980
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Statement of responsibility: David McKee
ISBN: 0099240505, 9780099240501
Intended audience: Preschool.
Note: Originally published: London: Andersen, 1980.
Physical Description: [25] p. : chiefly col.ill ; 23 cm.
Subject: Monsters Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.; Parent and child Pictorial works Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 1.4
Interest Level: LY
Points: 0.5
Quiz Number: 201457

Author note

David McKee's first book was published in 1964. His books are now published in many languages throughout the world, and several of them have been adapted for television. He is one of the leading contemporary children's book creators.

David McKee was born and brought up in South Devon, where he went from grammar school to Plymouth Art College. Whilst still at college he started selling one-off cartoons to newspapers and on graduation, he began to contribute to such publications asPunch,Times Education Supplementand theReader's Digest. His first book,Two Can Toucanwas published in 1964 and since then he has written and illustrated numerous children's books. His books include the popular best-sellingElmerseries,Not Now BernardandKing Rollo. David also illustrates for a number of other writers including Michael Bond'sPaddington Bear.


"McKee's sly pictures are so delicious you want to gobble them up. A stark reminder that there is no such thing as quality time"
Guardian||"The great thing about this, which is about parenthood, is that is so funny and unlike so many of the books I read to them, it makes me laugh too"
Daily Express||"An attractive and enjoyable book about a common yet largely unrecognized problem of growing up. This books makes parents think. A modern classic"
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