Author(s): 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.
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The age range? 60-plus but is seems well worth stocking, perhaps next to the till, as a possible pick-up for grandparents. Bookseller 20090815 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
Born in 1932, Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember and has always made his living as an illustrator. He has also taught, and for ten years was Head of the Illustration department at the Royal College of Art. Quentin Blake is Britain's leading illustrator, and was chosen as the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He was made a CBE in 2005.