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Not Now, Bernard
Not Now, Bernard

Not Now, Bernard


26 Pages, 7.25 x 8.25

Formats: Board Book

Board Book, $9.99 (US $9.99)

Publication Date: October 2017

ISBN 9781783445134

Rights: US

Transworld Publishers (Oct 2017)
Andersen Press

Price: $9.99


David McKee's classic tale, available for the first time ever as a stylish and sturdy cased board book

Bernard's got a problem. He's found a monster in the back garden, but his mom 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 35 years, David McKee's iconic book is available for the first time ever as a board book, and comes with a QR code for a free downloadable audiobook.


"Very funny, written very dryly and is a sobering lesson to all us busy parents who sometimes get distracted!" —Lucy Owen, Western Mail Cardiff

"Opened my eyes to what was possible with children's writing. Helped me realise that nothing needs to be taboo - its all in how you treat the material." —Sophie Mckenzie, Lovereading Guest Editor

"An Andersen classic. Hilarious cautionary tale." —Michael Rosen, Lovereading Guest Editor

"This is a true classic!" —The Good Book Guide

"This will always have a special place in my heart, being the first book I ever remember reading. Future generations can revel in its simple and macabre story." —Absolutely Fulham

"This beautiful collector's edition is a must-own for all fans of David McKee's iconic picture book that includes embossing and a free downloadable audiobook." —Mrs. Mommy Booknerd's Book Reviews

"David McKee's brilliant, mordant riff on a boy and his indifferent parents, which made its debut in 1980, returns as a board book." —The Wall Street Journal  

Author Biography

David McKee has created such modern classics such as the Elmer series and the Melric series. His first book was published in 1964, and his books are now published in more than 35 languages throughout the world.