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The illustrations are well done.
It works a more subtle magic on the reader, I think, as well as focusing less attention on the gender of the character being instructed.
Technically "Instructions" is a children's picture book, but it feels more like a whimsical poem with equally charming illustrations.
Not a fairy tale, but an evocative poem about fairy tales. Like much of Gaiman's work (and like fairy tales), it touched me at a level much deeper than the conscious. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Liz Swenson
The perfect little book. Well not little because the book is rather large. The story length is short, but the message is huge. I'm not sure I can call this a little book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Deborah Sellers
Important lessons to be taken to heart, after all you never know when you might wander into a fairytale or off on an adventure !Published 4 months ago by MagMelle
We received this book as a birthday present for my 5 year old and 2 year old. I love it! I love getting to sort of "make up" the story as we go along. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Missy
Crazy hair and Wolves in the walls are excellent books-- independent of the illustrations. This one did not keep me or my kids entertained.Published 7 months ago by Chadwick
Gaiman does an amazing job crafting this long poem. It has a beautiful flow when read out loud. The words themselves are evocative, evoking thought and interest. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nicholas Bell