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Daddy Long Legs (Book Review)

Geplaatst op 24 maart, 2019 om 10:15 Comments reacties (1)

There are not many bookstores in the Algarve and those that exist have a limited English section. So I tend to read children’s picture books in Portuguese. While shopping this morning a bright yellow cover grabbed my attention. Papa das pernas longas ( Daddy Long Legs). Yellow always works well. Here is my review in English.


When Matthew’s father’s car has trouble starting, Matthew thinks they may never get to kindergarten. Worse still, what if they get there but the car won’t work in the afternoon? How will his father pick him up? Matthew is so worried that his father won’t be able to fetch him that he keeps asking him questions to reassure himself. The patient father’s answers get more and more imaginative until Matthew is satisfied. One thing is clear, nothing will stop Matthew’s father from fetching his son. The quaint illustrations depict the father’s rich imagination and the fresh colour palette enhances the positive mood of the story. A comforting father and son story suitable for any young child with separation anxiety.

 

Daddy Long Legs

Written by Nadine Brun-Cosme

Illustrated by Aurélie Guillerey

Ages: 2 to 6

First published by Nathan (Paris) in 2015


Published in Portugal in 2019

Portuguese edition

ISBN: 9789897078699

Edição ou reimpressão: 02-2019

Editor: Fábula

Idioma: Português

Dimensões: 219 x 271 x 9 mm

Encadernação: Capa dura

Páginas: 32



Book Review Hansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman

Geplaatst op 30 april, 2018 om 0:50 Comments reacties (0)

http://Hansel and GretelHansel and Gretel by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Whenever I see work by Lorenzo Mattotti it stops me in my tracks. This cover is no exception. Some years ago my interest in fairytales was reborn. As a young child, I found some of them quite scary. It’s wonderful to step back into the world of fairytales as an adult. Some of them are being reinvented whereas others, like this book, stay true to the original stories. Everything about this book oozes quality. The writing is good and the (dark) illustrations are amazing. They add mood and depth to the story. The factual back matter is a welcome bonus. I loved it!

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