Is anyone signed up to the Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales course on Future learn? It's starting soon and it's free to join! https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/hans-christian-andersens-fairy-tales/
I loved fairy tales growing up. Even the Disney adaptations. I think these tales have important messages for children - and adults! What's your favourite fairy tale? Do you read your favourite tales to your own children? Do you think fairy tales are too 'tame' now?
I loved Quentin Blake's illustrations growing up. Especially the ones in the Roald Dahl books. His characters had wonderful expressions and were always engaged in something exciting. My favourite character was The BFG in the book of the same name. It was those huge ears! Blake isn't afraid of a little exaggeration! What about you? Who is your favourite illustrator? What illustrations do you remember from your childhood?