I remember Mr Benn from my own childhood so was excited to see that his books have been re-released. The original illustrations by David McKee will charm a new generation of children.
Mr Benn is the ordinary man who magically has extraordinary adventures. Swapping his bowler hat and black suit for a clown costume he finds himself transported into a world of big-top tents and circus performers.
David McKee is the author and illustrator of over 100 children's books and the creator of several memorable characters besides Mr Benn, including Elmer the Patchwork Elephant and King Rollo.