Inside the Villains

Illustrator: Clotilde Perrin

Binding: Hardcover

Imprint: Gecko Press

Age 4+

Picture Storybooks Pop-Up & Lift-The-Flap Books

Internationally bestselling, oversized lift-the-flap book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairytale villains.

Explore if you dare! Take a look inside and discover the villainous tricks inside the heads of an ogre, a wolf and a witch. Lift the flaps to find out what’s beneath their disguise and who was the victim of their last meal (now comfortably settled inside their stomach!).

This exquisitely produced large fold-out book is like no other: a celebration of story that’s full of humour and detail on every page, and has over 30 interactive elements that will mesmerise toddlers, pre-schoolers and independent readers.

Fold open the page to read all about each three villains on their personality card—their favourite pastimes, physical characteristics, their best meal and, of course, their favourite books. And on the other page, explore inside the villain by gently pulling the spiral innards of the wolf to see his last meal—children!—or watch how the witch transforms from good to bad with the lift of a flap on her crooked nose.

A multi-layered book with pop ups, flaps within flaps and multiple fold outs, Inside the Villains is the ultimate interactive gift book that will captivate children age 3 and up. A perfect book for Halloween or any child who enjoys fairytales.


Clotilde Perrin is an illustrator living in Strasbourg. Her other books include The House of Madame M and Inside the Suitcase.

Translated by Daniel Hahn.


Splendid introductions, chock-full of villainous revelations and insights both figurative and literal.

starred review, Kirkus

Have you had a look inside Inside the Villains yet? It’s a tell-all account of three of literature’s greatest baddies (the Wolf, the Giant and the Witch), with more flaps to lift than you can shake a stick at. The perfect gift for fans of The Jolly Postman series.

London Review Bookshop

In delicate interactive paper flaps within a wonderfully oversize book, Perrin explores the true characters of three archetypal villains: a wolf, a giant, and a witch.

Publishers Weekly

A super size and simply super picture book.

2018 Best Picture Books, New Zealand Herald

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