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The House of Madame M by Clotilde Perrin.

November 1, 2019 Comments off

houseThe House of Madame M by Clotilde Perrin. Pub. gecko Press, 2019.

This large sized, inter active picture book with lift-up flaps inside, is a treat to experience, as well as read. A little bit of fear in literature is not a bad thing so the scaredy cats amongst you better stay away.

Madame M is out when you the reader visit. Her servant, a bird like creature with a sharp beak, a fierce look and a pointed tail like a stingray, bids you to take your shoes off and be as quiet as you can.

The door mat says “Your heart stops beating here”.

As you progress through you can open draws, lift flaps and look for all the macabre things on the walls, in the sink, in the bath and behind doors. The toilet is out of order, lift the lid and see why. A cupboard holds poison, dynamite and cigarettes among other things.

Then a door creaks and heels click, Madame M is home. Would you stay?

Superb illustrations, heaps to look at, ingenious flaps and tabs to pull out. Stick around,  its not really the end.

One of the best for every child and imaginative adult.

The Book That Never Ends by Beck & Matt Stanton

February 21, 2019 Comments off

book neverThe Book That Never Ends by Beck & Matt Stanton. Pub. HarperCollins, 2019.

It’s a dream come true – a book that never ends, or it could be a nightmare.

This picture book challenges children right from the start “No kid could ever find the end of this book” but give it your best shot.

it starts with an ink blot type black and white illustration in which you can see either a bear or a lion. Which ever it is you move to another directed page and keep going and going and going.

The illustrations are simple and enlightening. It is for everybody, give it a go!!

One of the most interesting picture books I have read for sometime.

Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin

September 14, 2018 Comments off

inside villainsInside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin. Pub. Gecko Press, 2018.

This is a big big book with three of the big, big, biggest villains in children’s literature. Yes they are the Wolf, the Giant and the witch.

Each has a whole page spread in which you have a big interactive flap model of each of the Villains. For the Wolf you can see what is inside his stomach, see if you can guess what is in there. There is also a self written profile of the Wolf his likes, dislikes and qualities. He sees himself as cunning, highly intelligent with a like of children, pigs, grandmothers and baby goats. What a monster!! There is also the story of The Wolf and the Seven little goats.

The Giant is profiled similarly and he hates vegetables, he has big feet, enormous hands but he is ugly. And we get his best known story Jack and the Beanstalk. Check what is under his jacket after you take off his belt.

I am not going to tell you about the Witch you can find out for yourself.

Superb for juniors to play with and get to know the beauty of a book, believe me they need to know.