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Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books

Fierce bad rabbits: the tales behind children's picture books

Pollard, Clare

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten? Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard's childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales as a parent. Because the best picture books are far more complex than they seem - and darker too. Monsters can gobble up children and go unnoticed, power is not always used wisely, and the wild things are closer than you think

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Published Penguin Books, 2020
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Statement of responsibility: Clare Pollard
ISBN: 0241354803, 9780241354803
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Originally published: UK: Fig Tree, 2019.
Physical Description: xi, 288 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Subject: Literary theory; Interdisciplinary studies; Literary studies: from c 2000; 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Ireland; United Kingdom, Great Britain; General.; Social & cultural history; Memoirs; General & world history; 19th century, c 1800 to c 1899; 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Illustrated children's books History.; Literary companions, book reviews & guides; Publishing & book trade; Biography: literary; Children's & teenage book reviews & guides; Children's & teenage literature studies: general; Autobiography: literary; Literary studies: c 1900 to c 2000; Literature: history & criticism; Material culture
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780241354797