Quentin Blake (Author)


When Angela Bowling rescues a baby bird after a storm, she finds her very own Loveykins.
Following a blustery night, Angela Bowling finds a baby bird blown out of his nest. She names him Augustus, and he quickly becomes more to her than just a bird to be looked after. He's her little Loveykins. But Augustus is growing larger and rounder and soon requires a special garden shed to house him. He seems content enough...until another night brings even stronger winds.
From the UK's first Children's Laureate, this droll tale about the improbable friendship between a determined, eccentric matron and a young bird is classic Quentin Blake. With his quirky, humorous watercolors and his distinctive storytelling style, Blake gives readers a charming and sensitive treatment of the issues of loving and letting go.

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2003
8.12 X 0.47 X 10.7 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author

Quentin Blake is one of the world's most treasured illustrators and has illustrated more than three hundred books. Known for his collaborations with esteemed writers, including Roald Dahl, Russell Hoban, and Michael Rosen, Blake has won numerous awards, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.


"While the story is told with Blake's characteristic lighthearted charm and the illustrations are rife with comic detail, the issue of love that stifles rather than saves is handled with sensitivity."
"In the hands of a master like Blake, this relationship between an unconventional woman and a young bird, unmediated by softening agents, feels real and good and weird.... Add Blake's idiosyncratic watercolors, which inspire affection and sympathy, and you have the rare eccentric/endearment nexus that emits its own strange wonderful light."
"Blake's images of Angela fretting and fawning over her beloved bird are hilarious, revealing a range of exaggerated expressions on the face of the wild-eyed critter, who seems to know exactly how ludicrous he looks.... Appealingly offbeat, this droll tale is classic Blake."