Inside the Villains

Inside the Villains

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Everyone will want to get their hands on this book to lift the flaps, peek in pockets, and reveal all of these fairy-tale villains' secrets! For a twist on well-known tales, the giant, the wolf, and the witch each have their own interactive flaps, hiding spots, and a personality card. Dig into this book to see the diabolical thoughts inside the villains' heads, what lurks beneath their disguises, or the victims of their last meals (now comfortably settled inside their stomachs!).
Personality cards show strengths and weaknesses, pastimes, physical characteristics, favorite meals and--of course--their favorite books.
And if the wolf bites your fingers while you're reading, you can always pull his tail...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 12 pages
  • 276.86 x 403.86 x 15.24mm | 780.18g
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • English
  • Illustrations, color
  • 1776571983
  • 9781776571987
  • 22,560

Review quote

"In delicate interactive paper flaps within a wonderfully oversize book, Perrin (At the Same Moment, Around the World) explores the true characters of three archetypal villains: a wolf, a giant, and a witch. Each fiend receives a gatefold's worth of background information: an introductory message ('I am the wolf. Everyone is afraid of me'), a well-known tale, and a trait sheet that details the baddie's strengths ('mastery of evil spells'), weaknesses ('digestive problems'), distinguishing features ('huge buttocks')--even its library. But the real pleasure is found in large lift-the-flap portraits of these mythical figures: The wolf's fur folds away to reveal Grandma's embroidered nightgown beneath it (pockets filled with octogenarian notions), which itself opens to skin level, where clever flaps show the contents of the animal's scarred stomach and wily mind. The giant's outerwear peels away to show what (or who) is hiding beneath his red hat and within his jacket's sausage-patterned lining. And a feather cape opens to reveal the witch's frock, her pocket's removable surprises, and the dreadful treasures she's stowed in her petticoats. In this book of detailed devils, which offers all the joys of paper crafts with none of their frustrations, the devil is most certainly in the details."--Publishers Weekly

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Rating details

110 ratings
4.45 out of 5 stars
5 57% (63)
4 33% (36)
3 8% (9)
2 2% (2)
1 0% (0)
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