More than once I've advised parents borrowing Granpa from the library to read it before that read it their their children. I've read some beautiful and very sad picture books (like Jenny Angel) but I wouldn't want to find myself explaining them to my two without knowing it was coming.

On the other hand I have been known to get creative. We were on holiday a few weeks ago and Mary who is six saw a bit of Van Helsing - just a few moments showing the brides attacking the village but of course she wanted to know who the white ladies were. I told her "snow fairies."

If anyone is looking for a good way to clear the sinuses however can I recommend The Naming of Tishkin Silk. This is a story book rather than a picture book but it doesn't take long to read.


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