Loveykins by Quentin Blake

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A woman rescues a baby bird blown from his nest in a storm and proceeds to care for him with gourmet food, cozy blankets, and walks in a stroller, but eventually her "loveykins" is ready to try his wings.

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Quentin Blake has earned an international reputation for his quirky, humorous drawings. The best-selling illustrator and author-illustrator of more than one hundred books and the recipient of numerous awards. In 1999, Blake was named the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom. Famous for his illustrations of Roald Dahl's beloved books, Blake has three books with Peachtree Publishers: Santa's Last Present, Loveykins, and Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road. He lives and works in England and France.
Published March 1, 2003 by Peachtree Pub Ltd (J). 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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She decides to raise the creature, bestowing the name of Augustus upon it, bringing him home with her, swaddling him in sweaters and scarves, spooning milk into his beak, and, when he is old enough, serving forth creamed carrots, éclairs, and whole boxes of chocolates.

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