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Clown

Written by Quentin Blake

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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This wordless picture book will have adults and children utterly captivated by the illustrations throughout the book.  When clown finds himself stuffed into a dustbin with other unwanted toys he decides to do something about it.  Each time he thinks he’s found someone to love him an adult comes along and throws him out.  Eventually though he finds a family who takes him in and who even go back to the dustbin and save the other unwanted toys.  It’s a wonderful story of friendship and love.  Quentin Blake is probably best known as the illustrator for all Roald Dahl’s books including The BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but Quentin is an author as well as an illustrator and his picture books, of which this is one are truly stunning and will bring much laughter and smiles to both parent and child in the nursery at bedtime.  Click here to see a selection of these fabulous books all of which will be enjoyed equally by toddlers and by adults!

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Clown Synopsis

Clown finds himself thrown head-first into a dustbin with an assortment of other discarded toys. Bravely he takes charge of his fate and goes off in search of help - and a new home. Winner of the 1996 Bologna Ragazzi Award.

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ISBN: 9780099493617
Publication date: 02/04/1998
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099493617
Publication date: 2nd April 1998
Author: Quentin Blake
Illustrator: Quentin Blake
Publisher: Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction

About Quentin Blake

In 2010 we had a special feature on Quentin Blake's writing and illustration - click here to find out more. Quentin Blake is one of Britain's best-loved and most successful author-illustrators, and was made the first Children's Laureate in 1999.  He has won the Whitbread Award, the hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, been shortlisted for The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which rewards the best in contemporary children's and young adult literature from all over the world and has won the Kate Greenaway Medal among others.  He was born in 1932 and has been drawing ever since he can remember. ...

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