'The pen is mightier than the sword
And mightier than the literary award.
Without the pen we'd be unable
To leave those notes on the kitchen table.
Nothing lovelier ever penned
With three small crosses at the end;
Made for no one else to see;
The literature of you and me.'
From the ever-faithful, hand-held pen of Michael Leunig comes this most curious, vigorous and wonderful collection of drawings. Here are some of the grand themes of existence, insights and outbursts on a heroic scale, including lots of ducks. A rude and tender volume for the kitchen table.