Author(s): Quentin Blake
"Mr Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - nd 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!"
A classic, exuberant, rhyming picture book from the much-loved Quentin Blake.
Mr Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how Guardian Mister Magnolia is deservedly a classic, where the ryhming text combines with the illustrations to create a really racous adventure. Early years Educator 20090701 Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun The Times 20020530 Delicious Books for Keeps 20051101 Wonderful whimsical variety Junior 20060801 A completely wonderful dotty rhyme Sunday Times An all-time great Mail on Sunday
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember and he is one of the world's best loved and most successful children's illustrator and author. After studying English at Cambridge University and life-classes at Chelsea Art School, he became a teacher and for many years taught at the Royal College of Art where he was head of the Illustration Department. Quentin was made an OBE in 1988 and, in the words of the Guardian, was "already a national institution" when he was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999.