Thursday, September 16, 2010

Children's Ilustrated 9/15/2010

Fairy Tale Timpa

by Michael Altan

My life has improved dramatically by the discovery of the Timpa books. Timpa has been a best-selling series in Italy for years, but now it has finally reached America!

Fairy Tale Timpa is Michael Altan's hilarious take on different fairy tales in comic strip form. Timpa (a red-spotted dog) discovers Pinocchio, Sleepy Beauty, and other favorite characters. Michael Altan's stories and are absolutely hilarious and incredibly absurd.

Seriously, I can't recommend this series any higher. I've been looking through each one and laughing hysterically. I think I know my next tattoo (hint: it's Altan's illustration of a sun eating ice cream).

1 comment:

  1. Dear Manchester by the Book,
    We would like to send you a reader copy of the latest book in our Planet of the Dogs series.

    Snow Valley Heroes, A Christmas Tale , is an illustrated first chapter fantasy-adventure book for children 6-12 and dog lovers of all ages.

    For sample chapters and more information on our books, please visit

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    Please email us at and we will be very pleased to send you the book.
    Robert McCarty
    Barking Planet Productions
    Marblehead, MA