Isn’t it a joy to stumble onto a wonderful picture book version of a classical tale in a small town library and then share it with your child?
Ever since I first heard a version of the tales of Narnia, it became one of my favourite fantasy worlds ever. This is one of those stories you can read by yourself or to your children and students of all ages, especially if you have a suitable version for them. On the level of pure fairy tale, it is beautiful and educational, and on the level of metaphors, it is pure treasure. This particular version has all the elements of a perfect children’s book – a magical story, animals and fantasy creatures, children in trouble who save the world, a witch and a magnificent saviour. And on top of all, wonderful illustrations! Congratulations to the illustrator for a wonderful, old-fashioned depiction of Narnia and its characters! The level of language is also well chosen for little children – not too simplistic, yet including all the major elements of the story.
My five-year-old daughter loved to have me read it for her, and I can’t wait to share it with my little students. So much to tell them, so much to teach them, so much for them to think about and feel!
This book link on Amazon.uk