Snow White Knits a Monster
Cheerful fairy tale elements in a charming story about monsters
Following the international success of Coco, or the Little Black Dress, Annemarie van Haeringen has created another gem with this sparkling ode to the imagination.
Snow White the goat happily knits away, making goat-wool socks, until, one day, animals begin to slide from her knitting needles. Cuddly little goat kids are all very nice, but when a wolf appears and gobbles down Mrs Sheep in one bite, Snow White quickly has to knit up an even more dangerous creature to take care of the wolf.
Annemarie van Haeringen has created a picture book full of exciting monsters, so that young readers can safely enjoy a good scare. The story contains playful allusions to fairy tales. When Snow White knits goat kids, there are seven of them, just like in the story by the Brothers Grimm, and the door of the closet where she runs to hide looks a lot like the grandfather clock of the songs and nursery rhymes. This is a picture book about the power of the imagination, with the comforting message that whatever you make up, you can also undo.