Roy McKie

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Roy McKie (usually spelled "McKié"; October 8, 1921 – January 8, 2015) was an American illustrator of children's books, most notably under the Beginner Books imprint.[1] He illustrated many books penned by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) under the pen name Theo. LeSieg ("Geisel" spelled backwards).[2]

Books illustrated by McKie include:

  • The Big Orange Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss - 2015 (with Dr. Seuss, Scott Nash and Michael Frith) (his final work after his death)
  • The Big Purple Book of Beginner Books by Helen Palmer, Roy McKie, P.D. Eastman, Michael Frith and Peter Eastman - 2012 (with P.D. and Peter Eastman)
  • Skiing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 2002
  • Sailing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 2001 – dictionary of funny sailing terms
  • Computing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 1999
  • The Big Green Book of Beginner Books by Dr. Seuss - 1997 (with Quentin Blake, B. Tobey, George Booth, Michael J. Smollin and James Stevenson)
  • A Big Ball of String by Marion Holland – 1993 (35th anniversary edition)
  • A Dictionary of Silly Words About Growing Up – by Roy McKie & Henry Beard—1988
  • Golfing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 1987 dictionary of funny golfing terms
  • Cooking by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 1985 dictionary of funny cooking terms
  • Noah's Ark by Roy McKie - 1984
  • Fishing by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 1983 dictionary of funny fishing terms
  • Ship's Log by Roy McKie & Henry Beard – 1983 dictionary of funny nautical terms
  • Gardening, A Gardeners Dictionary By Henry Beard & Roy McKie – 1982 – dictionary of funny gardening terms.
  • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1981 (the 2000 edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Joe Mathieu)
  • The Joke Book by Roy McKie – 1979
  • The Hair Book by Graham Tether – 1979 (in 2019, the 40th anniversary edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Andrew Joyner)
  • Dog by Roy McKie – 1978
  • The Riddle Book by Roy McKie – 1978
  • Roy McKie's Zodiac Book by Roy McKie – 1977
  • Would You Rather Be a Bullfrog? by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1975
  • The Many Mice of Mr. Brice by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) - 1973 (the 1989 edition replaces this title with new ones called The Pop-Up Mice of Mr. Brice, and later in early 2015, the 2015 edition replaces the pop-up book with a new board book)
  • In a People House by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1972
  • I Can Write by ME, Myself with a little help from Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1971
  • The Nose Book by Al Perkins – 1970 (the 2002 edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Joe Mathieu)
  • My Book About Me by ME, Myself with some little help from my friend Dr. Seuss – 1969
  • The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1968 (the 1999 edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Joe Mathieu)
  • Bennett Cerf's Animal Riddles by Bennett Cerf – 1964
  • Summer by Alice Low – 1963 (2001 recolor edit version and 2007 short version)
  • Snow by Roy McKie & P. D. Eastman – 1962
  • More Riddles by Bennett Cerf – 1961 (the 1999 edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Debbie Palen part of Riddles and More Riddles!)
  • Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss (writing as Theo. LeSieg) – 1961 (1998 recolor short version and 2004 recolor full version) – Counting book for children
  • Bennett Cerf's Book of Riddles by Bennett Cerf – 1960 (the 1999 edition replaces McKie's illustrations with new ones by Debbie Palen part of Riddles and More Riddles!)
  • The Greats Family comic books by Roy McKie & Dr. Seuss – 1946 (his first work)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.randomhouse.com/author/results.pperl?authorid=20039 Retrieved 27 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Obituary: Roy McKie". PublishersWeekly.com.