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Clare Pollard

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

€19,95

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.

Format: Hardcover
Published: in UK in 2019
Publisher: Fig Tree
Pages: 289
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9780241354780
ISBN 10: 0241354781

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

€19,95