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A wonderful CD and picture book set of this classic and exuberant tale from the much-loved Quentin Blake.

Mister Magnolia has only one boot.
He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot -
And two lovely sisters who play on the flute -
But Mister Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mister 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 Mister Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

Children can enjoy their favourite story time and time again with this brilliant picture book and CD set, featuring lively music and narration by Richard Briers.


Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun

The Times

An all-time great

Mail on Sunday

Mr Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how


A completely wonderful dotty rhyme

Sunday Times


Books for Keeps

Wonderful whimsical variety


This is a completely wonderful book, full of bright illustrations leaping off the page with life and a catchy repetitive rhyme.

Irish Independent on Sunday

Great for three years up.

Daily Express

Another old favourite returns.

Headteacher Update

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Formats & editions

  • EBook


    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    32 pages

    Online retailers

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    • Kobo Ebook
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  • Paperback


    May 3, 2010

    Red Fox

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

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