Why should kids have all the fun? Seven children’s books for adults

Sometimes I feel a little jealous of children.

I won’t lie, when I look at my nephews playing with toy cars and Lego I am overcome with the desire sit down and play with them. Not just to entertain them, but to really play with them, to refuse to share and snatch toys just like they do.

Oh, that I were so carefree!

Children’s books are another thing which fill me with envy. Not the books themselves mind, but the way they are created. I love the bright colours, blocky pictures, pup up pages and liftable flaps – why can’t I have them?

So to quench my increasing desire I’ve been on a little expedition to find children’s book which can be appreciated by adults, and some which are especially made for adults but adopt traditional children’s themes.

From Monday 16th March I will share with you my thoughts on seven amazing books which I’ve found, or been sent, as part of my research.

And to whet your appetite a little, here’s what you can expect:

Amber: A Fairy Tale – David Gibson

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The Dark – Lemony Snicket

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Griffin and Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondance – Nick Bantock

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Monstrous Affections: An Anthology of Beastly Tales – Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant

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Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier – Barroux and Sarah Ardizzone

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Unspoken: A Story from the Underground Railroad – Henry Cole

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Color Therapy: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book – Cindy Wilde, Laura-Kate Chapman and Richard Merritt

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Excited? I know I am!