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Mrs Armitage Queen Of The Road [Paperback]

Quentin Blake
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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1 July 2004
When Uncle Cosmo buys himself a motorbike and gives Mrs Armitage his boring old car, it soon becomes obvious that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Mrs Armitage and Breakspear cause havoc bumping into bollards, bedsteads, lorries, a crane and bedoinging over some extremely uneven roads. As the bumper, the doors, the mudguard and even the roof disappear along the way, the car is transformed into a mean machine and Mrs Armitage becomes Queen of the Road!

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (1 July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099434245
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099434245
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 20 x 26.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,752 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Blake's artwork is irresistible - a picture book that you'll go back to time and time again" (West Sussex Gazette)

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Join the madcap Mrs Armitage and her dog Breakspear on their third outlandish adventure.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A breath of fresh air. 26 Sep 2005
This book is FUN. Ordinary, even dowdy, Mrs Armitage is given a car by her Uncle Cosmo and tries out life on the open road with her faithful dog Breakspear. They lose one bit after another in an amusing series of mishaps until all that they are left with pretty much is the seats, engine and chassis. Then they happen to bump into Uncle Cosmo who doesn't recognize Mrs Armitage's vehicle as his old car and thinks she's driving a mean machine. So he and his biker mates invite her to don a leather jacket and lead the way to the crazy duck café. It's a great story that brings a smile to both children and adults and Quentin Blake's illustrations are up to his ever-fanastic standard. I think this is the best Mrs Armitage title but would also highly recommend 'Mrs Armitage on wheels' which is a great pair to this story where instead of losing bit after bit Mrs Armitage adds one thing after another to her bicycle. Perfect from age 3 and a definite hit in our house with children and adults.
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4.0 out of 5 stars St Mary Magdalen School 2 May 2009
This is a magnificent book. It is amazingly funny. It is cool - just like its readers! It is ideal for parents to read to their children - Daneka
This is the best book I have ever read- Imogen
We give this 10/10 - it was brilliant -Hannah & Daniella
Mrs Armitage is fun- I give it ***** - Megan
The pictures don't look real, but they are very funny. It is not a very long book- Andi & Leona
The illustrations are excellent. Quentin Blake is a good artist. I think ages 3-10 would enjoy this - Stewart
This has got to be Quentin Blake's best ever. Mrs Armitage goes on a funny journey and changes how her car looks- Simone
It is really good for ages 3-10.It is a really funny & silly story especially at the end.The illustrations are magnificent - Ethan
This book is lots of fun. I would buy this for my cousin - Hope
This is a five star book as it is wonderful. The illustrations are very funny and good - Megan
This book is very funny and it shows children not what to do when they are older!Mrs Armitage is very silly as she turns her rusty old car into a cross between a car, a scooter and a motorbike - Vicky
We would give this book 10/10. Mrs Armitgae keeps changing the look of her car- but at the end the car is very cool - Matthew & Jessica
It starts a bit boring, but it gets better. The story is very wierd, but good. Overall an OK book - Rhys & Jay
The class really enjoyed this book- especially when they compared it to the antics of Mrs Armitage in her previous adventures. They all loved Quentin Blake's funny illustrations- Class Teacher
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just fabulous! 9 Aug 2011
By Carsie
This is a brilliant book and a firm favourite with my six year old son. We first read it about 2 years ago at bedtime. He laughed so much that he wet himself and I had to change his PJs and the bedlinen! Definitely a memorable story for many reasons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Armatitage queen of the road 18 May 2009
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There was a skinny, little lady who gets a car from her Uncle Albert and she totally deastroid it very badly and at the end her Uncle Albert and his friend's saw the car when it was like there's.I liked it beacause she ketped on having crashes and she throwed it all on the srap peep.I didn't like it because Uncle Albert didn't see that the car was his old one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 30 May 2014
By Dave
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Great value for money book. Part of the Mrs Armitage collection. My granddaughter reads it often. I enjoy it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Excellent Quentin Blake Book 19 May 2013
By louise
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter adores Roald Dahl books, and was introduced to Quentin Blake's own stories at school. His stories are always vibrant, with colorful and descriptive language. This story does not disappoint. My daughter found the story funny especially when parts of Mrs Amitage's car fell off, and somebody reverses in to her car bonnet.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 6 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book was excellent to use with my nurture group as part of a topic on transport, they thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Would recommend it to others.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A review of Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road
This book tells the story of a lady and a dog and a car. The car falls to pieces. She likes the car but she gets fed up of it. I like the book because she gets mad.
Published on 23 Jun 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Armitage - Queen of the Road
Really funny book for children aged around 2-9.

Mrs Armitage keeps having accidents and disasters which the children find hilarious. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2010 by T. Coles
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road
This is a book of a women called Mrs Armitage and she gets a car from her uncle. She is really bad at driving. Mrs Armitage is really unlucky. Read more
Published on 6 July 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Armitage Queen of the road
This book was extremaly funny because Mrs Armitage was crashing into things.I thought the funniest part was when the car did not have any parts at all and it was still driving. Read more
Published on 6 July 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars Mrs Armiatge Queen of the Road
My group thinks that Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road is very funny because she keeps on crashing into things in her car and when she crashes she takes the broken pieces to the... Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2009 by Mrs. Aj Barker
4.0 out of 5 stars mrs amitage queen of the road
mrs amitage queen of the road it is a funney book about a car that she has off her uncle and it keeps on fulling a part and in the end the the car looks like a moter bike and thay... Read more
Published on 18 May 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars mrs armitage
I theink thet mrs armitage is very silly because her car cibs brack in down and she doesn't care. She's very ungreatful to her uncle Albert.
Published on 18 May 2009
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