The World of David Walliams
Best Boxset Ever
Five of David Walliams’s bestselling children’s books, all illustrated by Quentin Blake or Tony Ross, make up this ‘best boxset ever’: the stories of Chloe and Mr Stink, the local tramp; Joe Spud, the Billionaire Boy in need of a friend; Dennis, the Boy in the Dress; Ratburger, in which the dastardly Burt the burger van man has designs on Zoe’s pet rat; and the tale of Ben’s thieving grandmother, Gangster Granny. Slip-cased.
Roald Dahl's Beastly Brutes and Heroic Human Beans
Showcasing the characters, both valiant and dastardly, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG and The Twits, this innovatively designed volume – with doors to open, gaps to peep through, page silhouettes to embellish, press-out protagonists to play with and text by Dahl aficionado Stella Caldwell – encourages young readers to immerse themselves fully in Dahl's madcap universe. Age 6+ Slightly off-mint.
Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Collection - 4 Books
Quentin Blake’s illustrations bring to life the full extent of the mayhem caused by Old Mother Hubbard’s dog, whose mischievous deeds are revealed in these humorous rhyming texts. Age 4+ The four titles included in this set are: Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Needs a Doctor (Read more...) Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Take Up Sport (Read more...) Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Dresses Up (Read more...) Old Mother Hubbard's Dog Learns to Play (Read more...)
The Breakfast Book
What if a piece of toast turned into a ghost just as you were eating it, or you came to breakfast with bananas in your ears? All things are possible – or at least discussed – in this illustrated book from the renowned author Michael Rosen and illustrator Quentin Blake. Age 5+
Pens Ink and Places
Starting with his drawings for Beatrix Potter’s previously unpublished Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, Quentin Blake narrates his life as an illustrator through the projects he has worked on since 2012. The book reveals the remarkable variety of Blake’s work, with examples that range in scale from book illustrations for The Fables of La Fontaine to wall-sized drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, and across subjects from Claridge's Hotel (for a champagne advertisement) to the post-apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker.
A Christmas Carol
A miser who has no time for the magic of the festive season, Ebenezer Scrooge has his outlook transformed after a series of night-time visitations from three ghosts. Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the spirit of Dickens’ Christmas tale of redemption. Unabridged. Age 8+
The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots
Kitty seems to be a serious, well-behaved cat, but come nightfall, she goes hunting. Unfortunately, she is a terrible hunter and finally comes unstuck – but most terribly stuck – when she meets a foxy poacher, Mr Tod. Beatrix Potter wrote this story in 1914, but it was never illustrated until 2016, when Quentin Blake was asked to draw the pictures. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. Age 3+
Smelly Jelly Smelly Fish
The Seaside Book
What if they made child-sized diggers for building really big sandcastles, or child-sized submarines to find treasure? All things are possible – or at least discussed – in this illustrated book from the renowned author Michael Rosen and illustrator Quentin Blake. Age 5+