Quentin Blake on Esio Trot

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5:30pm, 16th December
Esio Trot
Quentin Blake reads from Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

16 December is Quentin Blake's birthday - so to celebrate, we're listening to his wonderful reading of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Sir Quentin Blake first worked with Roald Dahl on The Enormous Crocodile in 1978. He went on to illustrate almost all of Roald Dahl's children's books, and his unique style has, for many children, become synonymous with those stories.

Esio Trot is a particular favourite of Quentin's - he described the tale of Mr Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Roald Dahl's biographer Donald Sturrock as a "love story set in two rooms." 

In 2013, Quentin Blake recorded his own audio version of Esio Trot. In it, he gives voice for the first time to characters that he was the first to illustrate.

In honour of his birthday, you can listen to an extract of Quentin Blake reading from Esio Trot right here.

The Esio Trot audio book is available along with The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, read by Hugh Laurie. Find out more.


Listen to Quentin Blake read from Esio Trot