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Mister Magnolia Paperback – Large Print, 6 May 1999

4.6 out of 5 stars 52 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New edition edition (6 May 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099400421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099400424
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 0.3 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 914,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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)

"Mister Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how" (Guardian)

"A completely wonderful, dotty rhyme" (The Sunday Times)

"Delicious" (Books for Keeps) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Book Description

A classic, exuberant, rhyming picture book from the much-loved Quentin Blake.

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Format: Paperback
A great family favourite. This is a classic picture book for reading aloud with young children. The text is a poem, in each verse Mr Magnolia has a marvellous possesion - eg two lovely sisters who play on the flute - but only one boot. The boot reference repeats, so the chldren can shout along, until a very happy ending is reached. The illustrations are excellent, bright, at first glance simple but on closer examination there is lots of fun detail for the children to pick out. The style of the illustrations will be familiar to any Roald Dahl fans as Quentin Blake illustrated Dahls books. It is similar in many ways to the Dr Seuss books, the rhyme, repetition and silliness, but would suit slightly younger children. The finest praise - my children at 14 and 11 thought they had outgrown picture books, we are giving this to young cousins for Christmas, but only after my children have re-read it first!
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Format: Hardcover
My 5-year-old daughter really enjoyed this storybook. The rhythm of the verse is energetic and and the story is humorous and entertaining. Kids will love the colour illustrations.
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Format: Paperback
If you're looking for a speedy read for that "extra" bedtime story this is it. The poetry is sparse but witty, quirky and truly memorable. Indeed I leave out the last line of each page for my 3 year old to fill in the missing word. It is suitably surreal to keep my attention and entertain my son. I do not groan when he chooses this book at bedtime.
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My 2 year old got this from the library and loves it so much, i had to buy it. Though i didnt realise that "mini treasures" was going to mean a teeny book!!! Will be ok to take out in her/my bag, but think we need a bigger size one too :/

Fantastic book and great pictures. A real favourite that is read daily in our house!!

I have to knock some stars off, as after 4 days, the pages started falling out :(
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...and if the headline doesn't ring a bell with you then there is something lacking in your life - and the life of your children. This is a classic to bring joy to any bed-time reading with children. Its crazy rhymes will stay with them (and you) forever.
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I have been buying this book for years, first of all for my own children and then, once they had grown up, for others. Kids always love it and so do I. The illustrations with just enough text for two to four year olds are both perfect.
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I ordered this as a replacement as my daughter loves this story. When it arrived I peeled off the label to find that this was originally a free gift from Bookstart. I think it's a bit cheeky to charge for something that was free and not to say so in the product description.
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A Kid's Review on 6 July 2009
Format: Paperback
Youll be delighted with the way its written and the way its so terrifically illustrated. Mr Magnolia is a brilliant book because it has an excellent start, middle and end. Mr Magnolia makes you smile and laugh especially when it shows you his odd shoes. Mr Magnolia looks out of his window and sees everyone with two boots on. Olivia Year 3.
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