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Beware of the Storybook Wolves Paperback – September 18, 2012
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A fabulous book for those who are already au fait with all the run-of-the-mill tales―The Scotsman
Lauren Child's pictures and witty yext provide an agreeable frisson of fear followed by a happy ending―The Spectator
Lauren Child gives this very funny and original book some inventive twists―Books For Keeps
Hilarious―Booktrust, 100 Best Books 2002
Child makes words dance and topography jitterbug, and her sly sense of humour makes both children and adults giggle...At its most profound, this is about the tremendous power of books―The Guardian
A wickedly funny book from one of the most exciting new talents around―Books Magazine
A surreal intertextual tale that veers from nightmare to comedy―Books For Keeps
A stunning picture book ideal for children who enjoy suspense and adventure―Families West
A smile-provoking yarn full of fairy-tale twists―New York Times
A refreshingly original tale that sparkles with wit―Junior
About the Author
Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.
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The story is both inventive and delightful. I feel the pages keeps my six year old on her toes reading the various whimsical fonts that never seem to be boring.
This is a great addition to "Beware of the Storybook Wolves."
As much as I love the Charlie and Lola series, these older books are a welcome change to our ever-growing Lauren Child collection.
I highly recommend this for age 3 and up (oh, you can read it to a 2 yr old and earlier, but I think by 3 they "get" what's going on.)
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