MRS ARMITAGE QUEEN OF THE ROAD
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MRS ARMITAGE QUEEN OF THE ROAD

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When Uncle Cosmo buys himself a motorbike and gives Mrs Armitage his boring old car, it soon becomes obvious that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Mrs Armitage and Breakspear cause havoc bumping into bollards, bedsteads, lorries, a crane and bedoinging over some extremely uneven roads. As the bumper, the doors, the mudguard and even the roof disappear along the way, the car is transformed into a mean machine and Mrs Armitage becomes Queen of the Road!show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 192 x 254 x 8mm | 140.62g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • RED FOX
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 32
  • 0099434245
  • 9780099434245
  • 45,474

Review quote

"Blake's artwork is irresistible - a picture book that you'll go back to time and time again" West Sussex Gazetteshow more

About Quentin Blake

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.show more

Flap copy

Join the madcap Mrs Armitage and her dog Breakspear on their third outlandish adventure. When Uncle Cosmo buys himself a motorbike and gives Mrs. Armitage his boring old car, it soon becomes obvious that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Mrs. Armitage and Breakspear cause havoc bumping into bollards, bedsteads, trucks, a crane and bedoinging over some extremely uneven roads. As the bumper, the doors, the mudguard and even the roof disappear along the way, the car is transformed into a mean machine, and Mrs. Armitage becomes Queen of the Road.show more

Review Text

"Blake's artwork is irresistible - a picture book that you'll go back to time and time again"show more

Back cover copy

When the madcap Mrs Armitage is given a boring old car by her Uncle Cosmo it soon becomes clear that her driving skills leave a lot to be desired. Will she ever become Queen of the Road? 'Another outing for the hilariously eccentric Mrs Armitage' Sunday Mail 'What I want to know is how wonderful character, this liability . . . ever got a driving licence. Look both ways first, then grab a copy' Observer 'Yet another gem from Quentin Blake' Daily Telegraphshow more

Rating details

193 ratings
3.9 out of 5 stars
5 32% (61)
4 38% (73)
3 22% (43)
2 6% (11)
1 3% (5)
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