Author(s): Pollard, Clare,
Date of Publication: 06/08/2020,
Pagination: 304 pages,
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd,
Published By: Penguin Books Ltd,
Book Classification: Literary studies: fiction novelists & prose writers, Social & cultural history, Publishing industry & book trade
What is The Tiger Who Came to Tea really about? How is Meg and Mog related to Polish embroidery? And why does death in picture books involve being eaten?
Fierce Bad Rabbits explores the stories behind our favourite picture books, weaving in tales of Clare Pollard's childhood reading and her re-discovery of the classic tales 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.