The Quentin Blake Treasury

| January 24, 2013 | 59 Comments

A – MAZ – ING!

Oh my goodness!  I think I love this book more than my boys do, if that is possible.  Right from the start they were laughing out loud at the ‘Hooter Song’ … too funny!  There are all sorts of rhymes, a whole section dedicated to the A, B, C’s, wonderful stories like Mister Magnolia with only one boot!  Something for every kid in here (and adult)!

This book takes me way back to my childhood, even though some of the stories and rhymes are new to me … Quentin Blake illustrated for the Roald Dahl books, so this book was like an old friend but a new one!  It is a collection of his best loved characters, classic stories and marvellous rhymes – nine picture books together for the first time in a treasury to be shared and enjoyed by all.

It is hard cover and packed with great reads that will take some time to get through, especially when I am reading to a three and six year old, which makes it even better.  What can I say really, other than this is a precious book in our house already.  One to be cherised and cared for, so that future children and grandchildren may enjoy it too.  287 pages of AWESOME!

To order a couple simply go online to Mighty Ape (RRP $49.99 but currently on special for just $44.99) …. click here to order

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Wanna win a copy?

Simply comment below – and make sure to like and share our link on Facebook too!  Easy as!

Entries close:     7th February 2013 5pm

Winner announced:    7th February 2013 7pm


WINNER IS: MICHELLE V (lucky number 29) !!!!!  Congrats, please email your details to Bex at


A bit about the book and author

The Quentin Blake Treasury” contains: “All Join In”; “Quentin Blake’s Nursery Rhyme Book”; “Patrick”; “Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets”; “Mister Magnolia”; “Quentin Blake’s ABC”; “Cockatoos”; “Angel Pavement”; and “Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road”. Meet Mister Magnolia, with only one boot! Peer into “Angelica Sprocket’s Pockets”! Set off with “Mrs Armitage Queen of the Road”, be whisked away by the music of the extraordinary Patrick and soar into the air on the wings of Angel Pavement. Discover the crazy counting of the mischievous Cockatoos and the most enjoyable alphabet ever in “Quentin Blake’s ABC”. And finally, join in at the top of your voice with the verse and songs of “Quentin Blake’s Nursery Rhyme Book” and “All Join In”! From Quentin’s very first picture book to his most recent adventures, this collection spans and celebrates his astonishing career. There’s inspiration and exuberance, wit and wonder, joy and jollity to be found within these pages; we can’t wait for you to explore them.

Author Biography

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 and the Kate Greenaway Medal among many others. He is a tireless champion of children’s literature, and was awarded a CBE in 2005.

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  1. Rebecca Balmer says:


  2. carolyn abraham says:

    yes please would be loved in my house

  3. Natasha (Fluro blonde-fb) says:

    Would love to win. Be a new book to read to my lil ones and then swap with friends. We swap books with each other and other friends so the kids always have something different to read

  4. Lisa B says:

    Sounds like lots of fun and laughter for everyone! Awesome!

  5. victoria horwell says:

    Yes please

  6. Cara Thompson says:

    Sounds like an excellent book!, would love to read it to my wee boy :o)

  7. Kelsey Feisst says:

    Yes please I would love to win a copy! I would like to read this to my daughter 🙂

  8. Claire Lambert says:

    Sounds like an entertaining, enthralling book.

  9. Mellisa MacKay says:

    Looks like an awesome book!! My girls would love this! Miss 8 is right into reading at the moment and would love to sink her teeth into this!! Miss four would love being read this!

  10. jodi-lee mclean says:

    Awesome 🙂

  11. Doug says:

    I would love to have this book. A great collection.

  12. Belinda says:

    would love to win this book !!

  13. paula hudson says:

    Wow sounds amazing would love to win for my little girl 🙂

  14. Sally Laurie says:

    Sounds like a fun book we would enjoy reading to our boys

  15. Michelle West says:

    Our little girl LOVES dinosaurs and a great story… they get read over and over again!

  16. Tara says:

    Absolutely love Quentin Blake and his works, and love sharing them with the family too. Thanks so much for the chance, have liked & shared 😀

  17. Melany Cooper says:

    Oh I would LOVE this. I mean my daughter would 😉

  18. Kyra says:

    Awesomeness, would love to read this to my girls.

  19. Angela Smith says:

    Ah, the memories, just lovely!

  20. Tanya Berglund says:

    Looks like a fabulous read.. Kids would love it too 🙂 Love to WIN a copy!! Liked and shared post.

  21. Ellen Gall says:

    Im a teacher and I would love to use this in my classroom! A room full of children who sometimes do not get the opportunity to experience books at home, would be able to experience a magical adventure with this book in the classroom. A true gift!

  22. Annaliesse danby says:

    I love his books!

  23. Melissa Reynolds says:

    Love Quentin Blakes illustrations, this would be a fantastic book to own 🙂

  24. Samantha Y says:

    My 4yr old is book crazy. My husband laughed at me when I started taking her to the library, saying she has enough books. Now he is on paternity leave, GUESS WHAT, Friday is their weekly visit to the library haha. This looks like such a fn book for her. Only issue now is where to install yet more book shelves in her bedroom.

  25. Hazel says:

    Oh wow! This would be adored in our home

  26. Nia Phipps says:

    Would treasure this!

  27. Melanie Layton says:

    We would love this in our house, our little girl is starting to read and the illustrations of Quentin Blake are fabulous!

  28. Gina says:

    This would be awesome, Quentin Blake is so talented illustrating books for Roald Dahl, truly gifted.

  29. Michelle V says:

    As a family of book worms, I promise this would be cared for and come to a good home!

  30. Claire Walkinshaw says:

    Reading to a child is the most precious time in their day – books are always special and “The Quentin Blake Treasury” is one that will remain in a child’s life forever.

  31. jenny white says:

    I’d really love a copy of this book as my son is behind in speaking and colours and the alphabet and i’m trying to do my best to help him with posters and anything i can and what better than a book as all children need books

  32. Kirsten Anderson says:

    Love QB! I have passed on my childhood copy of Wild Washerwomen to my kids. Would love to win this.

  33. Toni Thomson says:

    Would love this for my girls 🙂

  34. Belinda says:

    Daughter and my sister’s daughter would love to have this read to them.

  35. Sheree Brown says:


  36. Kim Griffin says:

    my kids are in need of some new exciting books and this one would be awesome

  37. Sarah Rowe says:

    Yes please! my little bookworm who starts school in just over a month would love this – she is MAD on books

  38. Glenys says:

    Sounds awesome – would love it to read along with my Grandchildren

  39. Anthony W says:

    I love reading a great book with my daughter…. its real daddy time 🙂

  40. Angela Beaumont says:

    Wow this sounds like a fantastic book!! My wee man would LOVE it 🙂

  41. Erica says:

    Liked and shared your facebook link! 🙂 How I love QB! Thankyou for this wonderful giveaway!

  42. Donna Noel says:


  43. Andrea Morgan says:

    Love QB, I lined up for hours to get his autograph (before I had kids…) He was only supposed to be signing for an hour but stayed on till all were signed, looked VERY tired by the time I had our book signed!

  44. Melissa Jones says:

    It sounds awesome book and would love to read it with my little one. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  45. Amu A says:

    Yes please 🙂

  46. Anita says:

    How our family adores Quentin Blake’s works.
    This would be a book to be treasured 🙂

  47. Therese B says:

    Cool! I didn’t realise that Quentin was an author in his own right (I only knew him as illustrator to Roald Dahl!)
    If is writing is as quirky as his illustrating, he will be a great read! 🙂

  48. Anna says:

    Yes please!

  49. Melanie says:

    Would be a great bed time book to read to my son. He’s just learning to sleep in his big boy bed 🙂 And to be honest I would love to read it myself 🙂 🙂

  50. Kris says:

    What an amazing looking book

  51. Gemma P says:

    Oh my daughters birthday is fast approaching and Im sure she would love to add this to her little “library”!

  52. Belinda says:

    This book will also take me back to my childhood when I read to my children.

  53. Sarah Johnstone says:

    We would love this book 🙂

  54. Nicolette Frith says:

    I love Quentin Blake’s illustrations. My favourite book as a child was Roald Dahl’s revolting rhymes with Quentin’s outrageous images. I’m sure my children would love it too 🙂

  55. Charmaine Willis-Croft says:

    This would appeal to all of my children (and their Mummy)

  56. Hayley says:

    Sounds awesome! My sons would love this 🙂

  57. Julianne says:

    This would be a lovely book to have in our library

  58. Linda says:

    wonderful book for my 3 grandchildren

  59. Theresa te whaiti says:

    My three and four year old would love this

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