Monday, 17 December 2012

The Winter Sleepwalker by Joan Aiken & Quentin Blake


My Review

Wow, just wow! This is a really stunningly beautiful book that easily captures and holds the readers attention. Inside are 7 delightful short stories that are extremely imaginative and fabulously written! I loved each of them but my favourite would have to be Catch a Falling World because of it's funny little outcome! All of the stories are so different from each other, I loved the quirkiness but best of all I loved the illustrations! Quentin Blake's illustrations are easily recognisable because of his unique style, they are simply beautiful and tell a story all on their own! I'm not really sure what age range this book is aimed at but I would easily recommend it to adults and children alike. I read some of them to my 4 year old and she loved them! I definitely think this is a timeless book from a master story teller that will be read by people for many, many years to come! It's certainly one that I will treasure - a real keeper!

*Special thanks to Random House Children's Books for the review copy*

5/5 Stars

Carly :)

Hardcover: 128 pages 
Publisher: Jonathan Cape (25 Oct 2012)

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3 comments:

  1. THis sounds like a really good holiday read. THanks for sharing Carly!

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  2. I love Quentin's illustrations, too! They always remind me of Roald Dahl's books. Thanks for featuring this, I will keep an eye out for it!

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  3. Great review hun, not sure it's my thing but it's always interesting to see different things out there.

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