The Minpins taps into the powerful, wonderful child's fantasy of discovering a hidden civilization of tiny folk that accepts and honors him or her. The very best part of this fairy tale is the denouement, where Billy receives the gift of nightly escape on the wings of a swan. One of Roald Dahl's only picture books--with fabulously crosshatched pen-and-ink illustrations by Patrick Benson--The Minpins is superb for reading aloud to the three- to eight-year-old set. And it culminates in a sentence or two of advice that your children just might remember for the rest of their lives. (Ages 3 to 8) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A terrific fantasy story that takes kids and adults alike to another world. Just charming, one of our all time favorites.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fun fairytale adventure that will transport you. This book has lovely illustrations. My 8 yr old son loves reading all Dahl books and this is one of our favorites.Published 9 months ago by Anne George
Another winner from Roald Dahl. This is a larger picture type book, not like some of the other Roald Dahl we have ordered, but my son loves it all the same. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Yo Mama
That Dahl ever wrote. This one tops my list for the shorter books that he wrote. And one reason I love it so much, is it doesn't have nearly as strong of a, "I hate authority... Read morePublished 17 months ago by ep4444
This book is wonderful, especially for five-year-olds. Great read-aloud that children will ask to read together over and over. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Pleased customer
Love the book! It's really interesting and the characters in the book are so fun !I enjoyed every minute of it.Published 19 months ago by AMBER ANG JIAQI
I was immediately entranced by the tiny world of the Minpins. Kids will surely want to ride with them on the backs of swallows and robins--or on a swan, as Little Billy does. Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by Ilana Waters