14 February 2009


Bit late in the day to keep dissing Bush but I have a particular fondness for Margaret Wise Brown's original, which I only discovered when I got to the USA and started a family. My own  childhood was spent in complete ignorance of this fine story.

V sentimental: my gals grew up with me reading their mom 's edition of the real thing. I got quite hooked on the illustrations and the way darkness subtly falls.

It must be one of the most iconic book jackets going - whatever iconic means in this context.

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