illustrated by Quentin Blake
Book and Toy Set
'I do so wish he would grow a little faster'
Look after your very own tortoise with this fantastic book and toy set!
Mr Hoppy harbours a secret love for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver, who unfortunately lavishes all her affection on another . . . Alfie, her pet tortoise. But one day Mrs Silver asks Mr Hoppy how to make Alfie grow, and suddenly Mr Hoppy knows the way to win her heart. With the help of a magic spell and some cabbage leaves, can Mr Hoppy be happy at last?
This heart-warming classic from master storyteller Roald Dahl is wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake.
Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately, she lavishes all her affection on another. . . Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy's wildly ingenious plot to defeat his rival and win the love of his lady will delight and amaze, involving as it does a cryptic riddle and no fewer than a hundred and forty tortoises, large and small.
Roald Dahl's classic tale of reptile-inspired romance, wonderfully illustrated by Quentin Blake, is presented together with an adorable tortoise toy. Perfect for small hands!