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

Fierce Bad Rabbits: The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books (EPUB ebook)

By Pollard, Clare

'An enlightening, perceptive analysis of the books that build us' Sunday Telegraph, 5 star review ________________________________________What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery? Why is death in picture books so often ...represented by being eaten?We've read Green Eggs and Ham, laughed at Mr Tickle and whetted our appetites with The Very Hungry Caterpillar.But what lies behind the picture books that make up our childhood? Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey in a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Beatrix Potter and contemporary picture books like Stick Man, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories, their histories and what they really mean. 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. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits weaves in tales from Clare's own childhood, and her re-readings as a parent, with fascinating facts and theories about the authors behind the books. Introducing you to new treasures while bringing your childhood favourites to vivid life, it will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh. _________________________________'A gem, thoroughly enjoyable. Pollard has managed to dissect all our favourite stories with her scalpel, while leaving their magic intact' Spectator'When I read Fierce Bad Rabbits, I thought, why has no one written this book before? But Clare Pollard has done so superbly - it is perceptive, illuminating, scholarly but at the same time entertaining. It should be essential reading for every thinking parent' Penelope Lively'This book is a happy way to reconnect with old friends' Times'Delightful . . . as good a guide as you can hope for' Harper's Bazaar
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ISBN 9780241354803
Published 1 Aug 2019
Publisher Penguin
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780241354803
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin
Released 1 Aug 2019
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Pollard, Clare
Category Literary Reference Works
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Theory
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
Literary Studies: From C 1900 -
Novels, Other Prose & Writers
Children's Literature Studies: General
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Cultural Studies
World History
Social & Cultural History
Publishing Industry
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 002.083
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years