The Snow Queen is a Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, magical and enduring. The story is told through seven different tales, explaining the struggle of a little girl striving to release her friend from an Ice Queen's grip. It's a classic, so I won't be going over that in my review, but I will be looking at the format and look of the book.
The seven tales are as follows:
Which Has To Do With A Mirror and Its Fragments
A Little Boy and a Little Girl
The Flower Garden Of The Woman Skilled in Magic
The Prince and The Princess
The Little Robber Girl
The Lapp Woman and The Finn Woman
What Happened in The Snow Queen's Palace and What Came of It
Sanna Annukka's art is the gorgeous and simplistic Scandinavian style that adds to each story. The colors are vibrant, and the paper is heavy enough that little hands won't have a hard time turning the page. I really feel that this is probably more aimed at the adult fairy tale lover, not only for the price of the book, but the shape and style. It is tall and skinny and feels more like a coffee table book, the outside folded in fabric and embossed with silver and black. I personally loved this book, but was a little disappointed more wasn't done on the inside. A little silver embossing or raised lettering would have added to the aesthetic, especially considering this is a "gift" type book. Either way, it's very pretty and puts the theme of Andersen's work at the forefront. I would recommend this book for kids who enjoy fairy tales or adults that collect them.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from Blogging for Books for an honest review.
You can find Sanna Annuka's work here.