Today I’m on a more unusual blog tour, this one is for a storybook of fairy tales, quite different from my usual and the book being reviewed tomorrow. So read on and find out more about the book and what I thought of it.
Blurb: What darkness lies in the past of a little witch, cursed into the shape of a giant? Who will save a magical unicorn, imprisoned for generations in the castle of a tyrant? As the silver moon rises in the sky, an enormous clown and a powerful siren join a humble weaver and other enchanting characters in these haunting tales of illusion, discovery and love.
An exquisitely illustrated bedtime story for the age of #MeToo, The Silver Moon Storybook transforms themes of modern feminism into touching fables full of the magic and shadows of traditional fairy tales.
My Review: I’m a huge Disney fan and loved fairy tales when I was younger so this book seemed like a no brainer for me. I really enjoyed it, the illustrations are great and while I read the stories myself I could also see that they would be really easy to read aloud and also have the fow that you expect from a fairy tale.
Visually it’s a gorgeous book and having the option of colouring in the illustrations is perfect. The stories themselves are a good variety and have lessons built in so you learn without feeling like you’re learning, which is ideal.
This is an ideal book if you’re looking for different fairy tales for a small child, whether yours or a friends, but also works well for older children and adults who still enjoy fairy tales.
About the author:
Elaine Gunn has been writing more or less constantly since she first picked up a pencil in primary school. Years of unpublished literary genius languish in handwritten journals, high school English portfolios, corporate banking reports and various awful pitch documents full of impeccably-written digital marketing jargon. Her first published work, The Silver Moon Storybook, is a collection of feminist fairy tales, written as an antidote to the passive princess culture that she became horribly aware of when her children started watching telly. Elaine is also a reiki practitioner and Dr. Hauschka esthetician; you can check out her website at http://somethinglovely.scot.