A delightful new large-format edition of an old favourite!
It has been half a decade since Roger Hargreaves responded to his son’s question, “What does a tickle look like?” His answer was given by way of a long-armed, mischievous creature that became the first of over 90 characters to
That son, Adam Hargreaves, has since taken over the series from his father and now adds to the legend with a backstory of how it all began, bound in a golden, large-format anniversary edition of Mr Tickle.
The new story is only four pages long, with its own
The text is as much fun as it was when first released in 1971 but the full-page magic marker images don’t enlarge well from the 14×12.6 cm book size that they were designed for. While still clear enough to enjoy, they lack the sharpness of the latest drawings that accompany the backstory at the beginning. Even so, the charm of the pictures
For collectors, fans, or anyone who prefers larger-format text and pictures, the 50th anniversary edition of Mr Tickle, with its bonus story, is absolutely worth the investment.
Reviewed by Rod Lewis
Distributed by: Penguin Books Australia
Released: March 2021
RRP: $16.99 hardcover