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Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Written by Lauren Child

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Synopsis

Have you ever fallen into a storybook? Well, if you do, just make sure it isn't a fairy tale! Because in every one there is a 'wicked this, an evil that and a hungry somebody.' Find out what happens to Herb when he falls into a fairy tale!

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? Press Reviews

wonderfully imaginative ... Absorbing and with fantastical, zany pictures * The Observer * Very, very funny and definitely not to be missed! * Bfk * Herb is back and has fallen into a storybook. A thrilling story to scare your socks off, and another sharp look at the fine line between stories and the real world. * Children's Buyers Guide - Autumn Books * Lauren Child returns to the endlessly malleable world of fairy tale characters. Her spiky style and confident handling of the source material creates a book which is more of a literary event than a quiet read. ... fabulous mix of collage, line drawings, photography and wacky typography * Lindsay Fraser, Glasgow Sunday Herald * Books are at the mercy of their owners, but careless Herb, who has defaced his fairytale collection with scissors and pencil, finds the traditional characters taking revenge... a more robust tale than last year's Kate Greenaway medal winner. * TES TEACHER * 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 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340805558
Publication date: 10th July 2003
Author: Lauren Child
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 36 pages

About Lauren Child

Lauren Child MBE is a multi award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Prize for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things ...

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