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Lovely, Wonderful, Hilarious - the superlatives are endless
on 5 January 2005
This is certainly one of the most gorgeously illustrated children's books I have ever read. Not only is it marvellous to look at, but the story is hilarious. My daughter, at 3 years-old, is a little too young for it (it was a Christmas present from her Godfather - a like-minded individual to myself), but I'm certain that when she is old enough to appreciate it, she will cherish it dearly.
The illustrations have a real quirky, retro feel to them - with lots of beautiful, intricate detail - and there are many creative and innovative styles of presentation (gatefolds, sentences wandering creatively around the page etc.). The narrative is extremely witty - it works on many different levels, which will be appreciated by a very wide range of different ages: perfect for the attentive audience tucked up in bed, as well as the animated narrator perched on the chair.
I adore this book. As will you. Get two copies: one for your child's bookshelf, the other for your own!