- Author: Quentin Blake
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
- Published: 07 May 2009
- ISBN: 9781862305946
Mister Magnolia has only one boot. He has an old trumpet that goes rooty-toot - and two lovely sisters who play on the flute - but Mister Magnolia has only one boot. In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mister 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 Mister Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else! Children can enjoy their favourite story time and time again with this brilliant picture book and CD set, featuring lively music and narration by Richard Briers.
Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.