Every now and then we get a book out from the library that we just don’t want to take back.

‘Yummy’ by Lucy Cousins is one of those.

I’m in love and so are our two kids. I love the bold painted illustrations. I love that she doesn’t sugar-coat the classic fairy tales; the great ugly troll that roars at the Billy Goat Gruffs that go trip-trapping over his bridge ends up being bashed to bits; the wolf that gobbles up Little Red Riding Hood ends up getting his head chopped off by the hunter passing by; the little red hen that gets no help from the dog, duck and cat, ends up NOT sharing her bread but eating it all by herself!

And when you hear your four-year-old son “reading” a book to his two-year-old sister, you know that it’s a winner.

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