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A children’s story book
An enchanting story about a pavement artist who encounters angels; for children aged 5 to 7
By Quentin Blake; Published by Red Fox Books UK (Paperback)
Pavement artist Sid Bunkin is down on his luck until he is befriended by two angels. With the help of their magical pencils he goes on a wonderful journey to discover the power of drawing.
Corky and Loopy are two perfectly normal girls. They like chocolate biscuits, fizzy drinks, screaming at each other and drawing. But they are also a little bit special, because they are angels. One day they visit Sid, a pavement artist. Sid is sad because he wants to take part in the big drawing competition, and Corky and Loopy decide to help.
The book is FULL of wonderful illustrations like the one’s above, on all things pavement arty, and I would recommend it to any parent looking for a different kind of urban tale.
Quentin Blake is best known for his illustration of books written by Roald Dahl. He has also taught, and for eight years was Head of the Illustration department at the Royal College of Art. Quentin Blake was made an OBE in 1988 and, in the words of The Guardian, was already a national institution when he was appointed the first Children’s Laureate in 1999.
Written and researched by Philip Battle
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