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Special 80th birthday edition of this joyous celebration of the art of ageing, from the masterly pen of one of the world's favourite illustrators.

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!

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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

A joyous celebration through Quentin's uniquely original illustrations of the art of ageing... 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, Lovereading4kids

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9781842708569

    January 2, 2013

    Andersen

    32 pages

    RRP $27.99

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