Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?
Lauren Child uses a classic fairy-tale formula for this ingenious and original tale. Herb is drawn into a book of fairy tales where he visits many magic places and meets several well-known characters. But he constantly gets into trouble and spends most of his time trying to escape from these dangerous situations.
Inter-textual narrative has been used in countless children’s books, but Lauren Child’s quirky, hilarious, collage illustrations are what make this picture book special.