Friday, October 12, 2018

ReadItDaddy's Second Book of the Week - Week Ending 12th October 2018: "Peter Pan" by J.M Barrie, Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton (Nosy Crow)

Our second Picture Book of the Week this week is a stunning version of a true children's classic...
J.M Barrie's classic "Peter Pan" has seen many, many versions arrive on our shelves - each with their own unique way of reintroducing this brilliant story to a whole new generation of kidlets.

Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton's version substitutes the huge bulky text into a deliciously easy-to-digest rhyming version, fully illustrated throughout with the most amazing spreads just waiting to fly you to Neverland like never before.

Peter Pan is of course the classic story of Peter, Wendy and the Lost Boys - against their arch-enemy Captain Hook.

It's a timeless tale celebrating the imagination of children, and their belief that even in an ordinary everyday world, magic can be bubbling away just under the surface.

Second star to the left, straight on till morning and you're there! Neverland has never looked better!
This is probably one of the best versions of J.M Barrie's classic that we've ever seen. Caryl's text leads you into the tale in lilting rhymes that flow beautifully, while Sarah's illustrations are full of lively colour and detail.

A sleepy square in London. But magic is never far away!
There are so many exquisite moments in this as Caryl and Sarah stamp their own storytelling expertise onto a tale that has dazzled and delighted kids for generations.

Utterly beautiful stuff.

C's best bit: Always the Crocodile!

Daddy's favourite bit: Lovely lilting rhyming text cuts through some of the tricksiness of the original story's hefty wordcount. Absolutely loved that map of Neverland too.

"Peter Pan" by J.M Barrie, Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton is out now, published by Nosy Crow (kindly supplied for review).