Watch Quentin Blake''s Clown , a major new TV animation narrated by Helena Bonham-Carter, this Christmas on Channel 4. The perfect gift for sharing with friends and family all year long. When a box of toys is thrown away, a determined clown sets out to find a new loving home for himself and his friends. Told entirely through pictures, this award-winning and heart-warming adventure starring one of Sir Quentin Blake''s own favourite characters is filled with hope, joy and friendship. Sir Quentin Blake is one of Britain''s best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the Children''s Laureate in 1999. He has won the Whitbread Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, and the Kate Greenaway Medal among others. Praise for Clown : "I was gripped all the way through to the happy ending" Daily Telegraph "Quentin Blake, a master of graphic eloquence..." Guardian "An astonishing tour de force " Margaret Clark in Books for Keeps
Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - And two lovely sisters who play on the flute - But Mr Magnolia has only one boot. In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!
Ars Armitage arrives on the beach with her surfboard and her faithful dog Breakspear, and paddles out to sea to wait for the Big Wave. But, of course, Mrs Armitage can't be satisfied with just an ordinary surfboard and she is soon adding a hilarious variety of gadgets and contraptions. And when the Big Wave finally arrives, Mrs Armitage certainly surfs with style!
And if Ferdinand decides to make a chocolate fudge banana cake What do we do? For goodness sake!
We ALL JOIN IN!' This book is a rumbustious, rollicking and above all noisy collection of seven exuberant poems, perfect for chanting aloud, that are brilliantly illustrated by the incomparable Quentin Blake. The collection includes 'All Join In', 'The Hooter Song', 'Nice Weather for Ducks' and 'Sorting Out the Kitchen Pans'. Who coud possibly resist?
Angelo and his family travel round the country playing music, singing songs and performing marvellous balancing tricks: Angelo can even dance on a rope! So when he meets Angelina, who is sad and lonely and trapped in her mean uncle's house, Angelo knows just how to help ...
Angelica Sprocket lives next door. Her overcoat has pockets galore. And you'll never guess what's in them... This title lets you prepare to be surprised, thrilled and tickled pink by Angelica Sprocket's never-ending pockets, and the marvellous things she keeps in them.
When Uncle Cosmo buys himself a motorbike and gives Mrs Armitage his boring old car, it soon becomes obvious that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Mrs Armitage and Breakspear cause havoc bumping into bollards, bedsteads, lorries, a crane and bedoinging over some extremely uneven roads. As the bumper, the doors, the mudguard and even the roof disappear along the way, the car is transformed into a mean machine and Mrs Armitage becomes Queen of the Road!
Meet Fantastic Daisy Artichoke. She's got three fat cats we like to stroke and a pond in which she likes to soak. . . . She isn't quite like other folk!
Corky and Loopy are two perfectly normal girls. They like chocolate biscuits, fizzy drinks, screaming at each other and drawing. But they are also a little bit special, because they are angels. One day they visit Sid, a pavement artist. Sid is sad because he wants to take part in the big drawing competition, and Corky and Loopy decide to help.