Inspired by the freewheeling wit and wisdom of the great Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake presents a rollicking picture book packed full of irreverent advice for youngsters and a warning to adults never to lose their inner child.
A brand new picture book inspired by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake.
It's rotten when you're very small,
You hardly get a say at all.
It's "No!" and "Quiet!" and "That's enough!"
By golly, life - it can be tough . . .
Inspired by the work of the world's number 1 storyteller, this picture book is a guide to growing up the Roald Dahl way, with gloriumptious illustrations by Quentin Blake. A celebration of all the tremendous things children have in store - from adventure to inventions, chocolate cakes to rhino poo - along with a reminder that the very best grown ups are those who hold on tight to the kid inside.
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 296 x 222 x 7 mm
'Cleverly captures Dahl's magic and mayhem, with exuberant illustrations by Quentin Blake.' - The Telegraph
'Insisting from the first page that this is NOT a book for children "who are as good as gold", Blake's drawings hilariously portray kids who eat too many sweets "then throw them back up again" or "fill their underpants with bees" while grim, grey-coloured adults tell them off. But the message is also for grown-ups to "Be outrageous! Break the mould!" Because all the best things in life have been experienced or invented by people who are curious, mischievous and disobedient. Riotous fun.' - Daily Mail
'Drawn from the prankish humour and ethos of Roald Dahl, it begs to be shared with adult and child, and is a timely and timeless reminder of the kind of childhood we might want to create for our children. Underlying messy adventures too is the desire for children to grow up to be inventive, creative, caring about nature and thinking outside the box. Even if 'being bold is never breezy'. This is a fabulously fun and special book.' - Coventry Telegraph
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