Author : Grimm, The Brothers
Illustrator : Schenker, Sybille
Size : 24,5 x 27 cm
Pages : 46
Additional specs : Partly printed on plastic for special effects. Colour throughout. Laminated hardcover with laser die-cut.
Price : £20.00
ISBN : 978-988-8341-47-4

Sybille Schenker is a virtuoso of picture book art. Her books have a hand-made craftsmanship that sets them apart from other fairytales.

Her previous books, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel & Gretel, earned rave reviews and multiple stars.

The Wall Street Journal said of Hansel & Gretel that “Schenker uses inky silhouettes and paper-cut images on translucent paper to make this most familiar of Grimm tales feel alarmingly new.” Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called Little Red Riding Hood “a remarkable example of the book as art.”

Once upon a time there was a princess who lost her favorite golden ball in the pond—when, to her surprise, a frog hopped out and offered to retrieve it if he could come and live with her. Though she agreed and got her toy back, she refused the frog... until at last he came knocking at the castle door. The king reminded his daughter that a promise is a promise, and though she was disgusted, the princess soon discovered the wonderful surprise of the talking frog. This classic Brothers Grimm fairytale is brought magically to life by Sybille Schenker’s masterful cut-paper artwork. Her use of translucent papers, fine patterns, and detailed silhouettestyle art makes for a special edition of this tale that’s unlike any other. As Kirkus Reviews has noted, “Schenker’s illustration and design… take the breath away.”