Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue
Image from www.littlewhitecrow.co.uk
Illustrated throughout with amusing b&w line drawings.
Covers negligibly creased. Light scuffing along extremities. Spine creased and lightly worn along edges. Pages tanned and sporadically foxed, but are otherwise unmarked and tightly bound. First few pages lightly creased from handling.
Measures 19.5 cm × 13 cm (7.8″ × 5.2″). Small 8vo. 122 pp.
This book was a favourite of mine when I was a child. My mum gave it to me, a book that she had kept from when she was younger. simultaneously, to that of Matilda, I was mostly fascinated with the illustration although I did thoroughly enjoy the story itself. As I write this post, I am starting to see a style pattern form within my own style interests. Alf Prøysen’s illustrations in this book share a similar sketchy style to posts ive made describing Quentin Blake and Tony Ross. The book I have of ‘Mrs Pepperpot to the Rescue’ has had a tough time..it’s been torn and between my mum and I it has endured lots of scribble and writing inside the covers.
The pages are not as worn as the cover apart from the discolouration. I find the shaded illustration on the left very interesting as it shows me here that illustrations do not always have to show features. On the right one of my favourite illustrations from the book. The tiny Mrs Pepperpot peeking into the tea-cup I think is fun and creative imagination and I also like the comprehensive layout.