Saturday, 12 November 2016

MUST READ: Beautiful Fairytale Picture Book


BABY YAGA
Written and Illustrated by An Leysen
September 2016; 32 Pages
Clavis
Genre: fairy tales, picture book, children's book

(I received an ARC from the NETGALLEY in exchange for an honest review.)

★★★★★

"Once upon a time, in a land far away from here, lived a girl named Olga. Olga lived with her father in a beautiful house, and they were very happy together. Until Olga’s father one day fell in love again … His new wife was cruel and mean. And her sister Baba Yaga, who lived in a dark forest, was even meaner. Baba Yaga was a real witch! There was a rumor she was fond of children … on her plate! One day Olga’s stepmother sent her to Baba Yaga. What was she supposed to do now?
Baba Yaga, the witch from Slavonic mythology is coming alive in this fairy tale. An Leysen takes you on a journey in an imaginative story about a wicked witch and a sweet and brave little girl." (From Publisher)
Image from Baba Yaga

 Clavis is soon becoming one of my favourite picture book publishers.  The artwork in these books are mind-blowing.  I would these pictures up on my wall.  The images in this book will have you have mesmerized, as will the story.  Some of images and story may scare younger kids.  I would say this story is for kids about 5-6 with the aid of an adult.  I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone.

k (My Novelesque Life)
 

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