Mr Benn is Back! First published forty years ago, Big Top Benn is one of a series of adventures by author and illustrator David McKee that inspired the legendary TV series that engrained Mr Benn in the memory of the nation. Its combination of intensely coloured watercolours and detailed pen-and-ink drawings make it a beautiful book to read and to treasure, whatever your age. Mr Benn is an ordinary man who has extraordinary adventures. In this entrancing story he swaps his top hat and black suit for an extravagant clown costume and finds himself transported into a world of big-top tents and circus performers. Through the inimitable charm and unique style of David McKee s original artwork this entrancing book brings to a new generation the glories of a golden age of children s book illustration and story telling.