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

Mr Magnolia has only one boot.
He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot -
And two lovely sisters who play on the flute -
But Mr Magnolia has only one boot.

In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

Reviews

An all-time great

Mail on Sunday

Mr Magnolia leaps and performs as only Quentin Blake knows how

Guardian

A completely wonderful dotty rhyme

Sunday Times

Delicious

Books for Keeps

Wonderful whimsical variety

Junior

This is a completely wonderful book, full of bright illustrations leaping off the page with life and a catchy repetitive rhyme.

Irish Independent on Sunday

Great for three years up.

Daily Express

Another old favourite returns.

Headteacher Update

Typically exuberant pictures from the first Children's Laureate with a singing storyline that begs children to join in the fun

The Times

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781409013198

    September 1, 2010

    RHCP Digital

    32 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781862308077

    May 3, 2010

    Red Fox

    32 pages

    RRP $16.99

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