You're Only Young Twice
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.
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At a ceremony held at the Paramount Centre this morning, Anthony Browne was named as the Children’s Laureate for 2009-11. Random House Children's Books is proud to publish every Children’s Laureate; Anthony follows in the footsteps of Quentin Blake, Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Rosen. Anthony was absolutely delighted to accept the honour. He will...
"The age range? 60-plus but is seems well worth stocking, perhaps next to the till, as a possible pick-up for grandparents." - Bookseller
"A joyous celebration of the art of ageing" - The Oldie
"There are folk we can recognise on every page. Vivacious, joyful, eccentric, artistic, comforting oldies. They are all there!" - Carousel
"Quentin Blake's irrepressible people of a certain age romp through a virtually wordless delight... a wonderful, creative view of ageing and a life affirming pleasure" - School Librarian
"These wonderful, exuberant images of 'mature' people - still young at heart - enjoying themselves, and very often in trees - are unmissable!" - The Good Book Guide
"A joyous celebration through Quentin's uniquely original illustrations of the art of ageing... Whether it's making music, keeping fit or looking back on life, Quentin Blake, one of the world's favourite illustrators, shows just how much fun growing old can be." - Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids
"Makes a wonderful present." - Carousel