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A delicious romp of a story from former Children’s Laureate Quentin Blake, Snuff tells how an incompetent page boy finds that he can be useful after all. Sir Thomas Magpie is an easy going kind of knight but even he despairs of Snuff, his dreamy page boy. Snuff can’t sword fight, can’t bow and can’t even dance without landing himself right in the sandwiches! How will he ever become a knight? But Snuff has hidden talents as he shows when his cunning plan saves the Boot maker from the four horrible boot thieves. Quentin Blake is probably best known as the illustrator for all Roald Dahl’s books including The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but Quentin is an author as well as an illustrator and his picture books, of which this is one are truly stunning and will bring much laughter and smiles to both parent and child in the nursery at bedtime. Click here to see a selection of these fabulous books all of which will be enjoyed equally by toddlers and by adults!
'Snuff, at this rate it will be a very long time before we make a knight out of you.' Snuff can't wait to be a knight and have lots of adventures, but Sir Thomas Magpie despairs of him - Snuff just doesn't always get things right. But when the bootmaker is raided by thieves, Snuff might just have an idea of how to save the day...
|Publication date:||5th August 2010|
|Publisher:||Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books|
|Year Groups:||Key Stage 1|
In 2010 we had a special feature on Quentin Blake's writing and illustration - click here to find out more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999. He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others. He was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. ...More About Quentin Blake