A brand new poetry book for children by award-winning poet Tony Mitton. Beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey, The Tale of Tales is the story of a group of animals who are on a journey. Each animal in turn tells a story to the rest of the group (a bit like in The Canterbury Tales) as they travel on their way. Join Monkey, Elephant and friends on their journey to Volcano Valley to hear the greatest story of all, the Tale of Tales.
There are shades of Kipling and Chaucer in this book as a band of animal travellers take it in turns to tell stories as they travel to hear The Tale of Tales. The tales are perfectly complemented by Peter Bailey's wonderfully varied black and white illustrations
An outstanding book . . . A wonderful collection of the world's stories told in reverse
A deeply enjoyable and attractive little picture book, excellent for reading aloud, and provides a very promising model for showing children how stories can be recreated
Beautifully presented . . . This is a lovely book for sharing
Great fun, great variety and great endorsement of storytelling