Monday, November 13, 2017

"When I Grow Up" by Tim Minchin and Steve Antony (Scholastic)

Take one Olivier Award Winning Songwriter, comedian and playwright...add an illustrative genius and what do you get? Sheer picture book bliss!
Tim Minchin's "When I grow Up" is a belter of a song from the fantastic "Matilda: The Musical".

Now it's also a fantastic picture book, with illustrations by Steve ("Mr Panda / The Queen's Hat") Antony, in a rather neat move bringing these two supremely talented gents together on a dream project.

"When I Grow Up" is a fabulous love letter to all the amazing possibilities open before you when you're a kid. All the things you'll be able to do (and get away with) when you're old enough. Eat sweets all day every day? No problem! Stay up late every night? Can do!

We love the energy and effervescence of this one, a prime example of mixing together different forms of entertainment, crossing them over to produce one rather special book. What a corker!

"When I Grow Up" by Tim Minchin and Steve Antony is out now, published by Scholastic (kindly supplied for review). 

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