Picture Book Romances
Picture books with romantic Happily Ever After endings have enchanted children for many centuries from the traditional fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm and their Disney counterparts. Here are some recommended recent publications:
Lilli-Pilli: The Frog Princess by Vashti Farrer and Owen Swan
The Fierce Little Woman and the Wicked Pirate by Joy Cowley and Sarah Davis
Frog in Love by Max Velthuis and Anthea Bell
Sir Laughalot by Tony Mitton and Sarah Warburton
Sir Laughalot must save the cheerful damsel in distress. Delightful, rhythmic narrative, quirky childlike illustrations in the style of illuminated manuscripts and heraly and a medieval setting. This book is funny, romantic and yes – heroic.
Pirate Gran by Geraldine Durrant and Rose Forshall
Gordon’s Got a Snookie by Lisa Shanahan and Wayne Harris
The zoo gets a silverback to service the ladies but when he turns up with a snookie he gets teased and laughed at by all the animals. It’s all about bullying, acceptance, fitting in and, of course, winning the ladies.