Written by Hilaire Belloc
Illustrated by Mini Grey
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Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2011
With opening flaps and a final, magnificent picture which opens out completely, this is a wonderful illustrated version of a classic poem. Jim has everything he wants – delightfully tactile ‘slices of delicious ham’ and ‘chocolate, with pink inside’, a little tricycle to ride and trips to the zoo – but none of these are enough to stop Jim from indulging in his favourite little foible: running away! Jim escapes from the hand of his nurse and meets a very desperate fate!
Award-winning illustrator Mini Grey turns her inimitable hand to Hilaire Belloc's classic cautionary tale of Jim. First published in 1907, Belloc's wickedly funny poem describing the sad end of Jim is now brought fabulously back to life with wonderful pop-ups and interactive extracts by Mini Grey for this extra-special new edition for a new generation of children and parents. This is a perfect gift with much to explore...
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Jim by Hilaire Belloc
A classic cautionary tale from the pen of Hilaire Belloc and now brought back to life by the inimitable Mini Grey.
You would not have thought it possible to improve upon Hilaire Belloc's cautionary tale of Jim but it lends itself beautifully to Mini Grey's insouciant illustration style Dinah Hall Sunday Telegraph
Distinctive illustrations, a pop-up snarling lion, lift-up flaps and some additional jokes do justice to Belloc's classic castic poem. A dark delight. Sally Morris Daily Mail
Mini Grey's dramatic paper-folding illustrations add an extra dimension to Belloc's original. Her fold-out plan of the zoo, complete with warnings and comments, is witty and charming while also standing as an incisive warning about a world in which health and safety has become a make-believe all of its own. Julia Eccleshare Guardian
The enduring popularity of Hilaire Belloc's most famous Cautionary Tale combined with award-winner Mini Grey's lively and generous illustrations make this a true winner. The Bookseller
A picture book that not merely gives the original Belloc a new lease of life but also challenges its lucky readers as to what exactly a full reading of a picture book might involve. Robert Dunbar The Irish Times
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Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Books
1st October 2009
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