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Fierce Bad Rabbits : The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books - Clare Pollard

Fierce Bad Rabbits

The Tales Behind Children's Picture Books

Hardcover Available: 6th August 2019
ISBN: 9780241354780
Number Of Pages: 304

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A nostalgic and eye-opening journey through our best-loved picture books, from Peter Rabbit to The Gruffalo.

What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about?
What has Meg and Mog got to do with Polish embroidery?
Why is death in picture books so often represented by being eaten?
Fierce Bad Rabbits takes us on an eye-opening journey on a pea-green boat through the history of picture books. From Edward Lear through to Julia Donaldson, Clare Pollard shines a light on some of our best-loved childhood stories and what they really mean, weaving in tales from her own childhood and her re-readings 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. Sparkling with wit, magic and nostalgia, Fierce Bad Rabbits will make you see even stories you've read a hundred times afresh.

About the Author

Frank Close is Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics at Oxford University and Fellow Emeritus in Physics at Exeter College, Oxford. He was formerly Head of the Theoretical Physics Division at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory at Harwell, vice president of the British Association for Advancement of Science and Head of Communications and Public Education at CERN. He was awarded the Kelvin Medal of the Institute of Physics for his 'outstanding contributions to the public understanding of physics' in 1996, an OBE for 'services to research and the public understanding of science' in 2000, and the Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize for communicating science in 2013.

ISBN: 9780241354780
ISBN-10: 0241354781
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Available: 6th August 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.3  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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