Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Who Is It?" by Sally Grindley & illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw

About the book:  An exciting read-aloud book turns classic fairy tales upside down and lets youngsters join in the fun. Children will be eager to shout out the answers to the question "Who Is It?" and to warn the unsuspecting characters about what's going to happen next.

But young readers will also be thrilled to find out there's a big surprise in store for them, too!

Review:  Parents have long shared the classic fairy tales of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Billy Goat Gruff, Little Red Riding Hood, etc. through the years.  Kiddies love them.  Sometimes we as parents take a few liberties with the tale to make it fit our  personal ideas and ideals as well as that of our child.

In Who Is It? author Grindley doesn't really tell the stories.  She has created a parent/child guessing game of "Who Is it?" with clues from which the child is to identify the story.  An interesting concept and one that many parents and children will thoroughly enjoy.

The book is illustrated with vivid, bold stroke art colored richly in the primary colors.  The illustrations of the story characters are cute and boldly engaging. 

I can visualize parents having giggly fun with their child with this book and the child requesting the Who Is It? game repeatedly.  I personally would not use this at bedtime because sensitive children might feel threatened just prior to falling asleep.  The same sensitive child could easily engage with the story/game without difficulties an another time in the day.

About the author & illustrator:
  • Sally Grindley is the author of numerous books for children. She lives in England.You can visit Sally Grindley’s website here.
  • Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated numerous books for children. She lives in England. 
DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Who Is It? was provided by Peachtree Publishers on behalf of the author to facilitate our honest review.  

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a delightful addition to any child's library. English authors have a unique style all their own. As an Aussie, I grew up reading a lot of books by English writers.

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