When eccentric Professor Dupont tries to track down his troupe of brightly-coloured cockatoos, they’re always just one step ahead of him. This counting book won the 1992 Smarties Children’s Choice Award.
‘Professor Dupont is the proud owner of ten troublesome cockatoos. When his “feathered friends” as he calls them, escape one fine morning, the subsequent hide and seek makes a wonderfully enjoyable story’ – DAILY MAIL
‘Cockatoos must be the funniest and subtlest counting book, so funny you can’t count anyway. Irresistibly daft, devastatingly droll’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘There has never been, and probably never will be, a counting book as funny and delightful as this… one of the best picture books of this, or any other, year’ – BOOKS FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Quentin Blake was appointed the First Children’s Laureate in 1999.