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    Cockatoos (Paperback) By (author) Quentin Blake, Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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    DescriptionWhen eccentric Professor Dupont tries to track down his troupe of brightly-coloured cockatoos, they're always just one step ahead of him. This counting book won the 1992 Smarties Children's Choice Award.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Quentin Blake, Illustrated by Quentin Blake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 272 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9780099964902
    ISBN 10: 0099964902

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    DC20: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YFB, YQM
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AF
    BIC subject category V2: YQX
    BIC children’s book marketing category: B3M79
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    BISAC V2.8: JUV000000
    BIC subject category V2: 5AF
    Thema V1.0: YPMF, YFB, YBC, YPWL
    BIC E4L: YGN, F5
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AF
    Illustrations note
    Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    27 February 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Quentin Blake has been drawing ever since he can remember. He taught illustration for over twenty years at the Royal College of Art, of which he is an honorary professor. He has won many prizes, including the Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Kate Greenaway Medal, and in 1999 he was appointed the first Children's Laureate. In the 2013 New Year's Honours List he was knighted for services to illustration.
    Review quote
    "For pure fun, read again - and again - Quentin Blake's masterly Cockatoos" -- Gwynneth Bailey TES "A wonderfully enjoyable story" Daily Mail "Must be the funniest and subtles counting book, so funny you can't count anyway. Irresistibly daft, devastatingly droll" Guardian "There has never been, and probably never will be, a counting book as funny and delightful as this" Books for your Children
    Review text
    Weary of hearing the same greeting day after day - "Good morning, my fine feathered friends!" - Professor Dupont's ten cockatoos fly the coop. He searches every room of his elaborate, old house without spotting them - but readers will, for they're all there, slightly concealed. Blake's illustrations are, as ever, funny and filled with lively detail; but while this doubles as a counting book, it's as airy and weightless as a feather. (Kirkus Reviews)