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!
Child's comedy romp confounds the expectations of young readers to hilarious effect. * Time Out *
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 *
Lauren Child pushes the boundaries of design in a book crammed with a wealth of comic detail * Child Education *
Each page is still a surprise and a delight * Books For Keeps *
A book children will come to again and again * School Librarian *
Lauren Child's individual style is shown to perfection in this funny, subversive story * Bookwise *
Brilliantly observed with heaps of irreverent (but good natured) humour) * Junior *
Praise for Lauren Child's My Dream Bed:
'The pages are full of unexpected surprises to intrigue the imagination and tempt little fingers.'
* ARMADILLO *
Take flight in your dreams with this fabulous pop-up. The bright busy images leap out from the plain black background. * THE HERALD *
...quite the prettiest pop-up book. * THE TIMES *
A 'delightful pop-up book ... flaps to lift, tabs to pull and wheels to turn add to the fun. Highly recommended.' * MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS *
Wacky, idiosyncratic stunners. * THE SUNDAY TIMES *
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 in Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?, a more robust tale than last year's Kate' Greenaway medal winner, I will not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, with wider appeal (including key stage 2 readers). * TES teacher *
Herb, the expressively wide-eyed hero of Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book, is better at reading pictures than words. Lauren Child's anarchic book inventively plays with fairy-tale conventions. Herb, in his crazy nighmare, falls unwittingly into his own book - climbing up words of dramatically changing typography and being chased through pages by well-known characters. Herbs earlier snipping-out of Prince Charming and ... adding moustaches and telephones exacerbates the chaos. * The Bookseller *
A wonderfully imaginative, postmodern idea. Absorbing and with fantastical zany pictures. * The Observer Review *
Hugely creative, Lauren Child's individual style is shown to perfection in this funny, subversive story. * Parentwise *
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 and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.