I am a bit of a charity shop addict, trawlling the shelves waiting for something to catch my eye. I have picked up a few clothes recently that are the perfect addition to my Autumn wardrobe (when it is cold enough) but I mainly buy books. Just plain old common paperbacks, normally off the Amazon best sellers list because I am not that adventurous and my window of opportunity for reading is pretty slim on an average day.
I also like to pick up classic childrens stories, with a particular attraction to anything Ladybird. I managed to pick up a box set of Roald Dahl for the princely sum of £7 albeit that The Twits was missing. No matter, I'm sure I'll find The Twits on one of my forages.
Anyway, to the case in point (finally). This gorgeous book screamed out to me with it's beautiful cover and when I started to flick through the pages I was hooked.
A small girl, a dog and a magic hat create amazing alphabetical scenes that come to life.
Each page tells a story, full of animated characters and letters.
The fun, lively and enchanting illustrations draw you in, only revealing themselves a bit at a time.
I love the style and colours of the illustrations.
Each time I look at the pages I spot something I hadn't noticed before. I can't imagine ever tiring of them.
It's the sort of book that just leaves you happy :-)
And no, the children aren't allowed it. It is just too wonderful.
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