Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Fairies and Magical Creatures - a Pop Up Book

What an astonishing book. 

Given to Charlotte as a christmas present, Fairies and Magical Creatures is literally brimming with detailed illustrations and some of the best papercraft I've ever seen in a pop-up book. From the fluttering wings of Titania, Queen of the Fairies (as seen in the illustration accompanying this review) to the fantastic little pop-out panels (multiple layered panels in some cases) on every page, Fairies and Magical Creatures gives some of the history behind the "little folk" scattered throughout the different cultures and legends of the world. 

A thoroughly interesting read, though some pages don't stand up to rough toddler handling. Absolutely superb though and well worth tracking down. 

Charlotte's best bit: The Tooth Fairy (she seems to be a bit prematurely obsessed by the tooth fairy at the moment). 

Daddy's favourite bit: The Feegee Mermaid (eugh!)

Rating: 5 out of 5