Loveykins

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Random House Children's Books, 2003 - Children's stories - 32 pages
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A delightful tale about growing up and letting go.
One bright spring morning, after a night of gales in the great woods, Angela discovers a small helpless bird who has fallen from his nest. She scoops the creature up and bears him home. From that day on, Angela lavishes all her nurturing care and attention upon the bird. Augustus is wrapped in the softest of blankets and is fed the finest of foods. He travels in style in an elaborate basket, or in his magnificent pushchair. Nothing is too good for Angela's little loveykins. And when Augustus grows too large for his blankets, his basket and his pushchair, Angela builds him his very own shed. All is well, until one fateful night when the storms rage through the great woods once again.

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User Review  - ChristineRobinson - LibraryThing

Angela Bowling finds a baby bird and in a ridiculous story illustrated brilliantly by Quentin Blake, she continues to feed the bird and treat it like a human baby until it is so large it barely fits ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Engaging with eccentricity is rarely a smooth road, which is why a pairing of quirky and endearing often rings hollow. But in the hands of a master like Blake, this relationship between an ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children‚e(tm)s Laureate. In the 2013 New Year‚e(tm)s Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.

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