Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child
  

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Written by Lauren Child
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RRP £6.99

Synopsis

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child

The story of a boy who fell into a book . . . by Children's Laureate Lauren Child. (With a guest appearance from The Little Bad Wolf).Now if you were going to fall into a book, a book of fairy tales would probably not be your first choice. Because in every story there is always a wicked this, an evil that or a hungry somebody. It could only happen to Herb, child star of that thrilling tale, Beware of the Storybook Wolves. A brilliantly original fairy tale twist from the creator of the bestselling Charlie & Lola series (as seen on CBeebies). Open it if you dare!'A thrilling story to scare your socks off.'The Bookseller'Wonderfully imaginative... Absorbing and with fantastical, zany pictures.'The Observer'Very, very funny and definitely not to be missed!'Books for Keeps

Reviews

Brilliantly observed with heaps of irreverent (but good natured) humour) * Junior * Lauren Child's individual style is shown to perfection in this funny, subversive story * Bookwise * A book children will come to again and again * School Librarian * Each page is still a surprise and a delight * Books For Keeps * Lauren Child pushes the boundaries of design in a book crammed with a wealth of comic detail * Child Education * Child's book is so unusual, it's impossible not to get drawn into it ... as with all Child's books, her wonderfully quirky illustrations bring the story to life * The List * Child's comedy romp confounds the expectations of young readers to hilarious effect. * Time Out *

About the Author

Lauren Child

The Children's Laureate

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success.

In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

Lauren Child is the 10th Waterstones Children's Laureate. Of the role she said, “I want to inspire children to believe in their own creative potential, to make their own stories and drawings and ignite in them the delight of reading for pleasure. In an increasingly fast paced world, children need the freedom to dream and imagine; to enjoy reading, drawing and telling their own stories without value judgement or restraint”.

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children’s books to “celebrate outstanding achievement in their field and recognise the important contribution children’s literature makes to cultural life”. Child’s tenure will run until June 2019, which will mark 20 years since the post was inaurgurated by Quentin Blake and since Child published her first book.

Child revealed that that Blake was a huge inspiration to her. “When I was little, it never occurred to me to think of authors and illustrators as actual human beings," she said. "Then I saw Quentin on television live drawing on “Jackanory”, so he became a real-life illustrator to me and that made it something it was possible to become.”

Other previous post-holders include Anne Fine, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Malorie Blackman.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Lauren Child
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Author's Website

www.milkmonitor.com/

Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st October 2012

ISBN

9781408307724


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