Not Now Bernard is 40! Celebrate with this lovely storytime video

Published on: 07 June 2020

Not Now Bernard by David McKee is an iconic story - and now it's celebrating its 40th anniversary.

An illustration of the monster and the mother from Not Now Bernard

Can you believe that Not Now Bernard is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year?

This iconic story from David McKee tells the tale of some parents who are too busy to listen to their son's warnings about a monster in the garden - and it's still a firm favourite with children today.

Not only that, but Not Now Bernard continues to spark debates about the true identity of the monster!

Now, we're thrilled to have a beautiful video of Andersen Press founder and Not Now Bernard publisher Klaus Flugge reading the story for us.

He even reveals that he had a 'lot of complaints' about the book when it was first published, saying: 'In fact, it has become a classic.' It certainly has!

So whether you're a Not Now Bernard newbie or a lifelong fan, sit back, relax and enjoy...

Topics: Classics, Features

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