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024135479X
Book:Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books; Clare Pollard:2020 Book Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books; Clare Pollard
Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books; Clare Pollard
Author: Pollard, Clare
Year: 2020
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: 809.89282*
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2020
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780241354797
Notes:
Originally published: UK: Fig Tree, 2019
Takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like 'Stick Man', Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, this title weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.
Extent: xi, 288 pages, illustrations (black and white), 20 cm, pbk
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