I am continuing my self mandated goal of highlighting 3 books from the same author or illustrator for the month of December. Perhaps even longer. This amazing author & illustrator, first became known through his story illustrating for the late great Roald Dahl in the late 1970’s! Dahl’s first famous children’s book was James and the Giant Peach. Although he wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory before that! Anyway, a beautiful partnership developed. Quickly the names Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake were synonymous. Mister Magnolia tells a poetic tale of a man who has many fabulous things in his life and about his life, but he only has one boot! He would like another shoe, but he just continues on loving life and sharing, even when his own life is missing something. Then, a kind, observant child fills his void and his wonderful life becomes even better with two feet having protection and warmth! There is so much to look at in Mr. Blake’s illustrations. You and whomever you are sharing this book with MUST TAKE TIME to look at all that is happening on every page! And the words, just float out of your mouth as you read! How entertaining! Thank you Mr. Quentin Blake!