Carlo Collodi: Pinocchio, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti
Like many little boys, Pinocchio likes to dabble in mischief, disobey his parents, and shirk his studies and chores. Like many ordinary boys, Pinocchio does what he pleases, with scant regard for the consequences. But the star of this tale isn't just any little boy. And he's certainly not ordinary. In fact, he's not a boy at all. With a head made of wood and his body carved from an enchanted tree limb, Pinocchio is a puppet. And a naughty one at that!
Author Carlo Collodi and illustrator Roberto Innocenti treat readers to a wildly imaginative ride in this delightful story of an egoistic wooden puppet whose bad behaviour leads him from one misfortune to another. In the end, lured by the promise of becoming a 'real' boy should he change his wicked ways, Pinocchio tries to make amends. But will his good deeds come too late?