Picture books

6th August 2004 at 01:00
A little retell therapy
Traditional tales are given a fresh outing in this collection reviewed by Jane Doonan

The Little Black Hen
By Antony Pogorelsky
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Retold by Elizabeth James
Simply Read Books pound;11.99

Yakov and the Seven Thieves
By Madonna
Illustrated by Gennady Spirin
Puffin pound;12.99

The Donkey and the Golden Light
By Gill Spiers
Illustrated by John Spiers
Abrams pound;9.95.

The Elves and the Shoemaker
Retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarche
Chronicle Books pound;10.99
Abel and the Wolf
By Sergio Lairla
Illustrated by Alessandra Roberti
North-SouthRagged Bears pound;9.99

The Tiger and the Wise Man
By Andrew Fusek Peters
Illustrated by Diana Mayo
Child's Play pound;4.99

Noah's Boat
By Louise Elliott
LothianRagged Bears pound;8.99

Peter and the Wolf
Retold by Pie Corbett
Illustrated by Nik Pollard
Chrysalis Children's Books pound;10.99

Stories made for two
Ted Dewan chooses books packed with talking points

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
By Mo Willems
Walker Books pound;9.99

By Jeannie Baker
Walker Books pound;10.99

Orson Blasts Off!
By Raol Col-n
Simon amp; Schuster Children's Books pound;5.99

By Tony DiTerlizzi
Simon amp; Schuster Children's Books pound;4.99

Jitterbug Jam: a monster tale
Words by Barbara Jean Hicks
Pictures by Alexis Deacon
Hutchinson pound;10.99nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

Read these reviews in full in this week's TES. Friday reviews will continue to appear in the paper through the summer, but the magazine will return in all its glory on September 3 2004

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