Thursday 16 September 2010

The Foggy Foggy Forest

The Foggy Foggy Forest

Written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt

Published by Walker Children's Books

We all know that Nick Sharratt's a genius and pretty much everything he commits to paper is worth reading but this book has a neat little trick up its sleeve that's bound to be a hit with your toddlers. Each page starts off as a silhouette before a turn of the page reveals what (or rather who) is hiding in the Foggy Foggy Forest. Getting your child to guess what the outlines are before slightly lifting up the page to reveal what's underneath is a great trick, before turning the page to confirm what's there.

Great fairy tale characters appear in the book in new ways that are bound to delight your children. As I've said countless times of Sharratt's books, the illustrations are crisp, bold and colourful and the fog gimmick is excellent. 

Charlotte's best bit: Guessing what all the ice creams are that Red Riding Hood is serving. 

Daddy's favourite bit: The Ogre, doing Yoga. 

Rating: 4 out of 5