Quentin Blake Zagazoo

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Zagazoo

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The postman brings George and Bella a delightful pink creature, who suddenly turns into a vulture, a warthog, a dragon, a hairy monster, and other destructive and annoying creatures.

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George and Bella are a happy couple who spend their days making model airplanes, cleaning house, and eating strawberry and vanilla ice cream. When one day a mysterious package arrives with a cute little thing inside called Zagazoo, George and Bella are mystified but happy. He may not be perfect, but his smile makes up for occasional wet diapers. But one day they wake up to find that Zagazoo has turned into a baby vulture with terrifyingly loud screeches, especially at night. Then another day he is a small elephant knocking everything over. And then a warthog, rolling in anything that looks like mud. Then a bad-tempered dragon. Every day, it seems, Zagazoo is metamorphosing, and George and Bella don't know how they can keep up. What more does this changeling have in store for them?

Quentin Blake is one of the most popular children's book illustrators of our time. A long-time collaborator with Roald Dahl (and many other acclaimed authors) in such picture books as the Whitbread Award-winning The Witches, Blake's eminently recognizable style is humorous and deliciously sly. His utterly charming allegory of childhood's wonderfully horrible (or horribly wonderful) stages will ring true to Zagazoos former and present. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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Blake's (Clown) meditation on the stages of childhood introduces George and Bella, a "happy couple" who receive a brightly wrapped package in the mail. Opening it, the seemingly clueless duo discovers "a little pink creature, as pretty as could be"; an accompanying label identifies the baby as "Zagazoo." Blake's characteristically whimsical watercolors show the two (in a rather reckless pastime) spending "happy days throwing it from one to the other." Then one day the parents awaken to find that Zagazoo has morphed into a screeching baby vulture. The infant's subsequent and alternating identities include a mud-tracking warthog, a fire-breathing dragon and a wailing bat. In adolescence, the fellow turns into a hairy creature, then a young man with "perfect manners" who falls in love with a young woman. When Zagazoo and his beloved go to tell his parents that they wish to marry, the story abruptly switches perspective: the young couple finds that George and Bella have changed into a pair of pelicans. "Isn't life amazing!" concludes Blake's chimerical commentary on the phases of life. Youngsters may find this more puzzling than amazing; it's adult Blake devotees who will most appreciate this quirky tale. All ages. (Sept.)
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