The MinpinsConsumer Rating
- Number of Pages: 48
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Little Billy strays into the forest, where he meets the Minpins? The Minpins tell Billy about The Gruncher, who preys on them. to confront The Gruncher. tiny folks who live within the trees. So Billy embarks on a mission to rid the Minpins of their foe once and for all, and sets off? on the back of a swan?
Someday someone will write a book that begins generating use of a mother forbidding her youngster to enter the deep dark woods and ends with that child achieving incredible success without ever setting a toe inside the forbidden forest. But not this book. Guess exactly where Billy goes--straight towards the forbidden forest, of course. Beware! Here, Billy's mom problems many scary warnings about the woods to her son--"Beware! The Forest of Sin!"--turns her back for a second, and also the next factor you know the devil shows up and whispers some factor to Bobby about wild strawberries. At this point, ought to you are reading the story aloud to your child, you may possibly think there's a parable on the way. But just when you might expect to run into monsters named Lust, Avarice, and Three-Toed Sloth (okay, maybe not Lust) , a real monster comes careening along and you realize that this story is just a fairy tale after all--and very a lovely 1 at that. None come out, but many go in! Blammo!
The Minpins taps into the powerful, wonderful child's fantasy of discovering a hidden civilization of tiny folk that accepts and honors him or her. (Ages 3 to 8) The very best portion of this fairy tale is the denouement, exactly where Billy receives the gift of nightly escape on the wings of a swan. One of Roald Dahl's only picture books--with fabulously crosshatched pen-and-ink illustrations by Patrick Benson--The Minpins is superb for reading aloud towards the three- to eight-year-old set. And it culminates in a sentence or two of advice that your children just might remember for the rest of their lives.
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