ImageThis is one of LW’s favorite Pinocchio books–and mine, too. She loves the gorgeous pictures by Roberto Innocenti for their detail and Italian settings. The language is slightly simplified from the older version Mrs. Palmer read aloud, but the whole story is here. I think it is a perfect choice to share with a child, particularly if the child is not overly sensitive and appreciates a certain amount of morbidity en route to a happy ending. The child should not to be fazed by images such as my personal favorite: the four black rabbits carrying a coffin meant for the puppet should he refuse to take his medicine.

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