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You're Only Young Twice by Quentin Blake
  

You're Only Young Twice

Kids' Books   The Real World   

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A joyous celebration through Quentin's uniquely original illustrations of the art of ageing. A delightful little picture book to share with any child, but parents and grandparents will delight in its contents too, so in that respect it will make an ideal companion to the bookshelf in the loo as well as the nursery bookshelf! Whether it's making music, keeping fit or looking back on life, Quentin Blake, one of the world's favourite illustrators, shows just how much fun growing old can be ~ Julia Eccleshare

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Synopsis

You're Only Young Twice by Quentin Blake

Quentin Blake's drawings have been entertaining children and their parents for as long as any of us can remember, but this is the first time he has illustrated a book specifically for his own generation. Characteristically, it's humane and extremely funny at the same time, and if you are sixty or over or even thinking about it, this book is required reading.

Reviews

The age range? 60-plus but is seems well worth stocking, perhaps next to the till, as a possible pick-up for grandparents. Bookseller A joyous celebration of the art of ageing The Oldie There are folk we can recognise on every page. Vivacious, joyful, eccentric, artistic, comforting oldies. They are all there! Carousel Quentin Blake's irrepressible people of a certain age romp through a virtually wordless delight... a wonderful, creative view of ageing and a life affirming pleasure School Librarian These wonderful, exuberant images of 'mature
people

- still young at heart - enjoying themselves, and very often in trees - are unmissable! The Good Book Guide


About the Author

Quentin Blake taught for many years at the Royal College of Art, where he was head of the Illustration Department from 1978 to 1986. As well as being known for his collaborations with writers such as Russell Hoban and Roald Dahl, his own creations, such as Mister Magnolia, have contributed to his reputation as one of the world's leading illustrators and an inspiration for artists everywhere. He was, in the words of The Guardian, 'already a national institution' when he was appointed the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He is particularly engaged in enabling art to reach a young audience, as was the case with the immensely popular touring exhibition 'Tell Me a Picture' held at the National Gallery in 2001.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th November 2013

Author

Quentin Blake

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
56 pages
Interest Age: From 12 from 12

Categories

Kids' Books
The Real World

Humour
Coping with old age

ISBN

9781849395243

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