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There was once a bird in the forest that was completely black, except for his white eyes, who was laughed at by all the other animals because he did not have a name. So he must go to seek his fortune. This modern fable answers the question "How did the toucan get its name?" - and also incidentally his amazing colors. David McKee's first ever picture book - published in its original size - is reissued to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Andersen Press.



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David McKee

David McKee (born 2 January 1935) is a British writer and illustrator, chiefly of children's books and animations. He has used the pseudonym Violet Easton. He is frequently referenced as David (John) McKee. For his contribution as a children's illustrator he was UK nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2006.



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