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No one is more the advocate for making sure fairytales exist in children’s lives than me so I continue the trend of featuring fairytale books on my blog. As promised earlier in the week Anthony Browne has reared his talented head again in the tale of Hansel and Gretel. I love the continuity Browne’s illustrations in all of his books and the simplicity of his drawings makes way¬† for the beautiful prose. Whilst the dark tale remains the same, the illustrations have been given the thrill of modernity to allow children to observe the story through the pictures.

The tale of Hansel and Gretel stayed with us throughout our childhoods so it’s nice that we can share this classic tale with a new generation but through their adapted understanding and comprehension of a modern world.

ISBN: 9781406318524 Suitable for age 3 and above.

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This week I am continuing the Alice trend. As we’ve seen from blogs such as http://aliceintheinternet.wordpress.com there is so much to be explored still and as always, i’ll be looking at the editions designed for children.

I’ll be taking a more in depth look at Anthony Browne’s book and exploring the important illustration design within each of his stories.

And, because we all love Mr Men, there’s a great story called Mr Nobody which has attracted a lot of attention recently, everyone seems to have a space in their heart for him, not least Mr Happy.

I’m sure there will be further book reviews and i’m going to start a weekly post called ‘5 Minutes with my Wishlist’ in which I will post twitter lenth reviews of books I am excited about.

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