When Cupid comes down from the land of the Gods to live on earth, he is supposed to blend in and behave like an ordinary child. But the mischievous Cupid gets hold of a toy bow and arrow and creates havoc making the unlikeliest of people fall in love with each other.
A typically zany and wonderfully illustrated story from the bestselling author of Princess Smartypants, Dr Dog and Mummy Laid an Egg.
Introduced and read by the author and designed specifically for the iPad, this ebook contains a traditional ‘book’ version of the story to read with your child as well as enhanced versions with video and audio so you can listen to, or watch, the author read the story aloud.
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.