Things Never to Tell Children (Hardcover)

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By The School Life, Alain de Botton (Editor), Ben Javens (Illustrator)
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Grimly amusing. Probably good for teens with too-high expectations. Might make you feel less alone— or more alone. This is a rather strange little book...

— Delaney


This is a book that should never fall into the hands of children, for it is filled with the darkest truths about life that might unbearably depress the young. However, for the older ones among us, this is a book full of solace, humour and relief. In a charming, naively illustrated tale, we follow the adventures of Bunny - a version of all of us - as he encounters a series of obstacles that we may well recognise from our own lives. Watching Bunny, we end up delighted that we're not alone, and perhaps smiling darkly in sympathy with his woes. Children might even have the odd peek inside - if they dare.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9780995573680
ISBN-10: 0995573689
Publisher: School of Life
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 96
Language: English