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This Little Piggy Went to Prada: Nursery Rhymes for the Blahnik Brigade Hardcover – October 24, 2006
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“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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
The book is meant to be tongue-in-cheek and not meant to be taken 100% seriously which I feel is beyond a child's grasp since young children are highly literal minded. This book has a lot of sentiments which are not positive to do with body image and placing value on things which I don't think is good for children. So again, meant for parents who "get" the joke. Reading it to the child a few times won't damage their psyche of course but its important to realize what subtle things can do over a long period of time. In my house the book is on the adult's bookshelf with other literature geared toward adults. Not mixed in with Dr. Suess and Mother Goose.
And yes, the author is British so the designers are based in London, pounds instead of dollars,Mummy and not Mommy, nappies and not diapers, and so on. No big deal to me. All countries have their own terms and slang. Whatevs.
If you are planning to give this as a baby shower gift, put it in a basket with some sparkling juice (no Chateau St Hilaire for Mama!), some stretch mark cream, candles, and other nice things that are just for the mom. Then put the Boppy and onesies in a different basket. She'll appreciate the thought and might have a few belly laughs (get it? haha) from reading the book while soaking her poor swollen feet later on.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased as a gift for a newly pregnant friend. Love the stories in it.Published 27 days ago by Liz U
This was a HUGE hit at the baby shower! Two of my friends went out & bought it for themselves!Published 3 months ago by Kim C
I like the idea of the book, but I don't think it's a book for kids. It's more of a novelty.Published 8 months ago by Sara Davis
Bought this as a baby shower gift and it came in and i LOVED it! I will be buying one for myself to read to my nieces!Published 11 months ago by KeelyAmourDesigns
Great product & Great seller. Very Happy with my purchase :))Published 12 months ago by heatherlynn harding