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This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade Hardcover – October 24, 2006

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“The must-have accessory for the Birkin-toting and Blahnik-wearing yummy mummy.” (Harper's Bazaar)

“Any new mom who loves her designer labels will appreciate This Little Piggy Went to Prada.” (Hello (UK))

“A perfect gift for the new mother nostalgic for the freedom of single life.” (Daily Mail (London))

“Nursery rhymes have never been so fashionable…Can any stylish mother resist its name-dropping charms?” (London Times)

“The book that fashion lovers should know by heart…It’s the new must have…it guarantees you a giggle.” (Vogue (UK))

“Posh new nursery rhymes…In This Little Piggy Went to Prada, Amy Allen rewrites childhood standards with a designer bent.” (PAGE 6, New York Post)

“A beautifully designed collection of irreverent nursery rhymes updated for ‘the Blahnik Brigade’” (Time Out London)

About the Author

The irreverent and effervescent Amy Allen is a first time writer and a first time mother. She graduated from Oxford with a degree in Japanese and spent 4 years working in luxury advertising in Tokyo. Back in London, she ran the Harrods and Patek Philippe advertising accounts for 2 years before training as an image consultant. She currently lives in Singapore where she runs her own event management company, Bespoke and is Champagne Jacquesson's business development director for Asia-Pacific. Nominated as one of Singapore's most stylish women, and known for her passion for fashion, Amy has graced the pages of Singapore's glossies from Harper's Bazaar to Tatler, and Europe's 34.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 72 pages
  • Publisher: It Books (October 24, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061138851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061138850
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 5.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I received this book as a gift when my third child was born.

It is spectacular and wonderfully witty. My personal belief is that the reviews that cite it as mediocre and such are missing the point - this is a book that is fun for mom *and* fun for the kiddies.

You won't find duckies and bunnies here - but you will find a wonderful play on nursery classics that appeals to the fashion-loving mom and her hip kiddos.

And yes, the author is British. Therefore some of the references are British - makes perfect sense to me. That added a welcome level of complexity to the discussion with my 4 year old about how certain words in the same language might be used differently in different places.

I love this book - and I know many adults sans kiddos who would love it as well.
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I gave this book as part of a baby shower present and it was a hit! Granted the mom-to-be is a brand name shopoholic, but besides that, the book is very pretty and I like the delicate watercolor/ink illustrations.
The thing I really like about this book is that there is a section at the end of the book that has all of the original nursery rhymes also.
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By Ella Milenova on September 13, 2007
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Gorgeous illustrations. Witty little fashionista takes on traditional nursery rhymes. Too short and not something i'd recommend to be read to children, but gorgeous for the fashion lover at heart.
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By Meg on January 16, 2007
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This is a really cute book that makes a great gift for new mommies. I've bought it for 4 friends so far and they have all loved it. It will give them a good laugh and is even cute to have out on the coffee table as a conversation piece.
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This is amusing to a point, and not really geared for baby. It's references are British, not American, so the stores other than Prada, Gucci, etc are in London. Better for Mommy than for Baby.
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easy to read, kids love it and have a good laugh at what they do understand.beautiful keepsake.
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Cute for the fashion aware mom. Entertaining to the adult not so much the kids.
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By marsmom on January 13, 2007
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This book was a christmas gift and it was my favorite. I laughed so hard!!! Fabulous little book.
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