Author: D.M. Mullen
Illustrator: Kirsteen Harris-Jones
Paperback: 32 Pages
Publisher: Tiny Tree
Buy Links: Tiny Tree
About the Author
D.M. Mullan is a world-travelled author from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Now living in Belfast with her family, the author will launch the ‘D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales’ series in 2021; her first work for children.
About the illustrator
Kirsteen Harris-Jones is an illustrator with a colourful past. She’s worked at a variety of creative, graphic and animation studios since 1990. Her work has been published by Random House, Egmont, Bloomsbury, Little Tiger, and more.
BLANKA VON FROCK When you want more but you have all you need, it’s Blanka von Frock, whose tale you should read. She bullies her sisters in their frozen windmill, and her greedy demands give the village a chill: “I want what I want and I want it today, so listen up sisters and do as I say” D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales D.M. Mullan’s Curious Tales is a series of peculiar modern fables from author D.M. Mullan and illustrator Kirsteen Harris-Jones. With a classic rhyming style and wonderfully quirky illustrations, each book centres around a unique little individual and tells their story all whilst being part of a wider, interconnected, world.
well what can I say… I LOVE this book, it is written so well! I like that the writer has used rhyming words which is very captivating for children but also that it has a hidden meaning. When you look at the bigger picture. Blanka starts off as a very greedy bossy girl, which her sisters abide to every time she asks for more but in the end, shes lonely and actually realises that what she has is enough and she doesn’t need more at all. I think it teaches children to be kind to everyone always, not to be greedy and be grateful for all you have as perhaps the next person doesn’t have what you do!
The illustrations are lovely and I love that they’ve only used white black and pink. I’ve actually been having a look at some of the other stories within the series and will be buying some more and I can’t wait to read them to my daughter as from what I can see every book has an important message for children. I would definitely recommend this book for children.
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