Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Princess and the Pea

More raves for Lauren Child's The Princess and the Pea.

Nicolette Jones has selected it as "Children's Book of the Week" for the Times. Jones explains the books appeal as follows: "To illustrate this glorious and enticing picturebook, Lauren Child made miniature sets out of cereal packets and doll’s-house furniture, filled them with paper figures of people and furnished them with objects put in place by tweezers. What child could resist the combination of tiny scale and make-believe?" With interiors compared to Vermeer's, this one sounds like a winner.

Now we await U.S. publication.