Friday, 7 January 2011

The Princess and the Wizard

Julia (The Gruffalo) Donaldson and Lydia (What the Ladybird Heard) Monks team up for a classic children's fairy tale that feels fairly familiar at first, but will soon be adored by younger toddlers thanks to the neatly illustrated panels (which help teach younger children colours) and the rhyming couplets dotted throughout the text. 

Each page is encrusted with glittery tactile surfaces for younger children to touch and feel. A great tale that could become something of a bedtime classic. 

Charlotte's best bit: The wizard's slimy bathroom covered in toothpaste

Daddy's best bit: Monks' illustrations, cute and superbly done

Rating: 4 out of 5