By Carlo Collodi
Illustrated by Ed Young
Philomel Books, 1997
Ages 4-8
ISBN: 0399229418

The classic children's tale is transformed with Ed Young’s collages from cloth, string, grainy paper, and scraps. Pinocchio's often frightening world is rendered in rich color and deep texture, so that the moral of the adventure, that honesty and modesty are the only sources of our humanity, becomes even more powerful. Young has also included some of the darker plot elements that subsequent Disneyfied versions chose to obscure or leave out.