About Us


"...I now enjoy the fairy tales better than I did in childhood: being now able to put more in, of course I get more out". 

C.S Lewis


We feel the same about illustration here at Tales for Tadpoles. We aim to bring the wonderful world of children's books and illustration into your life with beautiful - and very special - gifts for children that have been carefully sourced and handpicked, and of course gifts for adults too.

Children's books and illustration play such an important role in all our lives. As children it is how we first discovered worlds that weren't our own, and learnt new things about the one that is. It is an unfortunate thing that a lot of adults leave behind that part of their childhood and don't look back. In fact, a lot of picture books and illustrated stories weren't actually created with children in mind. Just look at some of our Arthur Rackham prints! Definitely not just for children. 

So whether you are buying a gift for a child, for yourself or whether you just want to take a trip down memory lane, please browse our website and get in touch if you have any questions.

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