Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Three Billy Goats Gruff by Susan Price and Andrew Price - review: Karen Bush



Excuse the pants photo which in no way does justice to the lusciousness of this book - another terrific offering from brother-and-sister team of Susan (words) and Andrew (pics) Price.
     The words are perfect, with some great rhymes, and some written  as straightforward text, others in speech bubbles. Plus of course, lots of fun to be had with the 'action' words as the Troll gets his comeuppance ... followed by his comedownance ...
     The pictures are bold, bright, gorgeous and funny and words and illustrations complement each other perfectly. It's a nice size for sitting and reading with your tinies - and it's such good fun that it is one of those books you won't get too tired of reading again and again with them. (In fact, it's proof too, that picture books aren't just for kids. A lot of grown-ups are going to enjoy this just as much)
     AND - when you have finished with reading the story, there is an accompanying colouring in and activity book - colour in the drawings, and fill in the missing letters and words - educational as well as entertaining. What more could you ask for? Apart from a sequel ...