Book review: The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde – Illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon

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Image of The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde illustrated and abridged by Alexis Deacon “the best stories are always a bit scary.”

The Selfish Giant has very pretty pictures but some are a bit scary like the one where the North Wind is blowing at the giant’s window after he throws the children out of his beautiful garden.

The book was quite hard to enjoy because some bits were very frightening and some bits were a bit nice, so your head doesn’t get quite in control. But the best stories are always a bit scary. Like Harry Potter stories and The Warlock’s Hairy Heart.

If you don’t let things scare you, you will find a very nice story because the giant used to be horrible and then he becomes sad and after that he became friendly because of the children.

This is probably not a picture book for children who are too young like under 4s.

[note from Wiggle: The artwork from Alexis…

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