Wednesday, May 14, 2014


This is a wonderful story about Angela Bowling who adopts a bird and a humorous tale of how she spoils the bird rotten.  It's a classic story of an overbearing "mother" and what happens when you try to tame a wild animal.  (Hint: it doesn't work out! He needs rooms to spread his wings but he'll come back for a visit!) 

Loveykins, written and illustrated by Quentin Blake, was recommended to us by Miss Nancy at The Storybook Shoppe and we just laughed out loud when reading this one! Between her feeding the pet bird, Augustus, chocolate cake and eclairs to her wrapping him tightly in scarves and blankets while walking him in a stroller with an umbrella to protect him from the sun or rain..... we just got a kick out of it here in the O'Regan household. 

Sir Quentin Blake is the Brittish illustrator of many treasured children's books, famously including books by Roald Dahl. He was born in 1932 in England and "has been drawing ever since he can remember."  He was a teacher at The Royal College of Art, curated work at The Musee du Petit Palis in Paris, The National Gallery and the Brittish Library.  He's an accomplished and talented illustrator and writer with hundreds of acclaimed books for kids, and seems to have a witty sense of humor. 

Visit his website: to learn more about this author and learn why think he is just brilliant. Buy this book now, it makes a wonderful gift for a child and great laugh for adults and children alike. Save 10% OFF the list price and have it shipped directly to your door. 

Originally $15.95
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