Quentin Blake"s drawings have been entertaining children and their parents for as long as any of us can remember, but this is the first time he has illustrated a book specifically for his own generation. Characteristically, it"s humane and extremely funny at the same time, and if you are sixty or over - or even thinking about it - this book is required reading.
Born in 1932, Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember and has always made his living as an illustrator. He has also taught, and for ten years was Head of the Illustration department at the Royal College of Art.
Quentin Blake is Britain"s leading illustrator, and was chosen as the first Children"s Laureate in 1999.