The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales Review

Title: The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales
Author: Hans Christian Andersen, Mina Lima (Illustrator)
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Harper Design
Publication Date: 13 March 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 27 July 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

Nearly two hundred years after its publication in 1837, Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales continue to inspire young imaginations. This beautiful unabridged edition brings together many of the Danish writer’s favorite stories that have become literary classics, including "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Snow Queen", "The Princess and the Pea", "The Ugly Duckling", "The Emperor’s New Clothes", and more.
The thirteen stories in The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales are illustrated with specially commissioned artwork and ten exclusive interactive features including:

A dial with six mermaids
A Duckling transforming into a swan
Mattresses that pull away to reveal a pea
The Snow Queen’s palace

Gorgeously designed, this keepsake illustrated edition—the fourth book in Harper Design’s series of reimagined children’s classics—will be treasured by readers of all ages for generations to come. 

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I was honestly so surprised that I got this book. I had requested but I never actually thought that I would get this book to read. I am so excited as this is my first time reading Andersen's original fairy tales.

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for spoiling me to the moon and back with this amazing read. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this glorious book for free. Please note that despite how much I love it, it does not affect my opinions. All thoughts still remain my own.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, this book is incredible. It is honestly a sight to behold but beyond that, the interactive elements allow a reader to immerse themselves fully into the stories whilst keeping themselves entertained. The stories are printed on thick and high-quality paper that seems to make the colours in the illustrations even more vibrant. The illustrations in themselves are unique and well done. It is clear to see that a lot of consideration went into each and every single one. This book, along with the others in the range, make for the perfect gift regardless of the occasion. This is definitely something that needs to be treasured. 

Yours in Reading,


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