When Cupid and his parents the God of Thunder and the Goddess of Beauty come to Earth, he is supposed to act like other kids. But Cupid steals a bow and arrow from the little boy next door ans soon finds that he can do all kinds of mischief by pinging people with his arrows and making them fall in lovel Before long, his mischief gets him into real trouble!
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Babette Cole graduated from Canterbury College of Art in 1973 and has been a writer and illustrator ever since. She has produced animation storyboards for the BBC, illustrated numerous greetings cards and books by other authors, and has written and illustrated her own best-selling picture books. Babette won the Kurt Maschler prize for Drop Dead! She lives in Lincolnshire with a menagerie of animals.From Publishers Weekly:
In the flippant, whimsical style familiar to Cole aficionados, the story of Cupid encompasses the reader in a world of gods come to earth. The obsession of Cupid's mother with beauty--and beauty pageants--drives the family down to earth so that she can enter the Miss World competition. The celestial couple take up residence on Mount Olympus Avenue and call themselves Mr. and Mrs. Jupiter-Jones. Meanwhile, their fun-loving offspring quickly learns that when his arrows meet their mark, hilarious results seem to follow. So Cupid entertains himself by making all sorts of diverse types fall for each other: two grumps on a park bench embrace passionately, an equestrian becomes engaged to her horse and a couple with enormous noses fall in love even though their lips can never meet. Finally "some very bad men" notice that Cupid is the son of Miss World (Cupid's arrows influenced the judges' decision) and kidnap him for ransom. Clever Cupid quickly escapes and makes an exercise class of porcine beauties fall in love with the malefactors. Cole's unique brand of wacky humor is given free reign in this merry romp--not to be confused with Hamilton's Mythology . A lighthearted book perfect for Valentine's Day. Ages 4-8.
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Book Description Puffin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140568751
Book Description Puffin, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140568751