Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child

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Herb never imagined the dangers when he decided to scribble on and cut up his book of fairy tales. Drawing mustaches on the characters, pasting telephones into the rooms, and cutting out Prince Charming and the royal thrones had seemed like good fun. But then Herb never imagined he'd fall into the book one night. After contending with a petulant Goldilocks, a very angry wicked stepmother, and a disappointed Cinderella, all Herb wants to do is find his way off the page. If only he can escape the book, he can make everything happily ever after again… sort of. With exuberant collage illustrations and a hilarious text, award-winning author and illustrator Lauren Child has created a wild and irreverent romp through the land of fairy tales.
 

About Lauren Child

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Lauren Child (born in 1965 in England) is an English author and illustrator. She is best known for writing the Charlie and Lola books and Clarice Bean novels. Her second book in this series, Clarice Bean Spells Trouble, was shortlisted for the 2005 British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year. A number of spin off books are available based on the scripts of the TV shows, though these were not written or illustrated by Child. Charlie and Lola has been sold throughout the world, and has won many prizes, including BAFTAs in 2007 for Best children's Television Show and Best Script. Lauren Child lives in London.
 
Published September 12, 2002 by Hodder Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He gets a very hostile reception—no surprise, as he horns in on Goldilocks’s big scene, and sees what’s happened since he clipped out Prince Charming to make a card for his mother, drew a mustache on the prince’s mother, and glued pictures of telephones onto every tale (look for them).

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'We cannot live the afternoon of life according to the life's morning,' he wrote, 'for what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true will at the evening have become a lie.' The period between 35 and 40, he suggested, saw a clash of identities - the you...

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When Claudia Rueda began her version of the story about a trio of pigs that build their houses of straw, wood and brick, and guard against a wolf, she wanted youngest readers to participate.

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Somehow, in an almost-Hollywood vein that stands in nave apposition to the amount of research he has committed, Professor King seems to require of Virginia Woolf, whose work he loves and interprets intelligently, that she be an icon as well as herself.

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