Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children’s Picture Books

Clare Pollard

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 6th Aug '20


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What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard’s childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales as a parent. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem – and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think.’A gem . . . hard to put down. Thoroughly enjoyable’ Spectator’Essential reading for every thinking parent’ Penelope Lively’An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us’ Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review’A happy way to reconnect with old friends’ Times

Additional information

Weight 0.224 kg
Dimensions 17 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 304