Friday 27 May 2011

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Ladybird First Favourite Tales)

This traditional tale has been reworked for the Ladybird First Favourite Tales series, with child-like illustrations and easy to follow text. 

Most adults will be familiar with the story of the three billy goats, the troll and the bridge. A time-worn tale indeed, but one that still tickles and entertains youngsters (particularly if, like me, you can't help but read these books while doing daft voices for all the characters). 

Irene Yates has done a nice job of making the book approachable for early readers, but also entertaining for children being read to. 

Charlotte's best bit - The troll (why do kids always love the monsters best!)

Daddy's favourite bit - The troll's well deserved demise.

Rating: 3 out of 5