Simpkin by Quentin Blake

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As the irrepressible Simpkin goes from warm to chilly, from sensible to silly, young readers can only be sure that he is up to no good. By the award-winning illustrator for Matilda.

About Quentin Blake

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Award-winning illustrator and children's author, Quentin Blake was born in 1932. His first drawings were published in "Punch" when he was 16. He has illustrated almost 300 titles some in collaboration with famous writers such as Russell Hoban, John Yeoman and Roald Dahl. He is the creator of characters such as Mister Magnolia and Mrs. Armitage. His works have earned him numerous awards including the Whitbread Award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Emil/Kurt Maschler Award, the Bologna Ragazzi Prize, and in 2002 the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration. In 1999, he was selected as the First Children's Laureate.
Published January 1, 1993 by Jonathan Cape 1993.. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A rambunctious boy enacts a series of opposites succinctly set in verse (``Simpkin WARM and Simkin CHILLY/Simkin SENSIBLE and SILLY/And sometimes when we stand and call/Simpkin JUST NOT THERE AT ALL'') and elaborated to hilarity in Blake's happy-go- lucky art--e.g., above, Simpkin's waiting siste...

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Simpkin wakes up, and ``Simpkin ONCE and Simpkin TWICE''--here he stretches, then looks in the mirror--``Simpkin NASTY Simpkin NICE''--he grimaces at his sister, then (presumably repenting) gives her a rather sloppy bouquet of flowers.

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