But when a young woman arrives at the palace one night, soaked from the rain and in search of shelter, the queen has a trick up her sleeve to determine if this is woman is the one her prince has been waiting for. The Classic Fairy Tales focuses on six tale types: "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," "Snow White," "Cinderella," "Bluebeard," and "Hansel and Gretel," and presents multicultural variants and sophisticated literary rescriptings. Little Red, by Bethan Woollvin: Little Red is one tough cookie, in this fierce adaptation that features one strong little girl. Read 643 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Seriously, Cinderella is so Annoying!, by Trisha Speed Shaskan and illustrated by Gerald Claude Guerlais: It’s time Cinderella’s evil stepmother gets a turn to tell her story, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with this entertaining book! Instead? Delightful! And Goldy’s mother wants her to take a plate of turnip cakes to their neighbors, the Chans. Little Red’s auntie has broken out in spots, and she needs medicine, stat! The Three Little Pigs by Mei Matsuoka: What happens when three little pigs build homes of straw, sticks and bricks? But first, let’s get you subscribed to make sure you get your free printable. Wonder no more! for this stunning and intricate version of the tale we all know and love. So why read them? She can rescue herself, in fact, and when the royal ball rolls around, Edna doesn’t need glass slippers- she’s got her own trusty loafers! When princes and princess, witches and anthropomorphic animals experience fear, sadness, excitement or courage, children gain valuable life lessons in learning not just how to understand these feelings, but how to respond to them, too. Goldy, undeterred, walks on in and finds three bowls of congee — and then helps herself to a bite! Never grew up knowing many classic fairytales but only through the Disney's characters because my parents are Hmong and so it was never shared. Will the two old “friends” remember each other from their younger days? That is a beautiful thing for young children to see. Little Red Gliding Hood, by Tara Lazar and illustrated by Troy Cummings: Little Red needs a new pair of ice skates! Set in Africa, Little Red sets off on her journey to Auntie’s home, and along the way she encounters a lion. More Fairy Tale Books for Kids to Love. Check out some of our favorites below! EVER! Maria Tatar chairs the Program in Folklore and Mythology at Harvard University. Cinderella, by Marcia Brown: Cinderella is more beautiful than her evil step-sisters, but she is forced into a life of nothing but housework by her evil step-mother. Can Gretel save herself and her brother from the hungry witch? The classic Hans Christian Andersen tale of a Little Mermaid, and what she will do for love. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. More Fairy Tale Books for Kids to Love. Do fairy tales still have a place in our modern lives? Fairy tales reflect this fact in a way that little ones will comprehend. And then came Disney, who made his fairy tale debut with Snow White and the Seven Dwarves in 1937. LOVE! This Norton Critical Edition collects forty-four fairy tales, from the fifth century to the present. . One of my favorite benefits of reading fairy tale books to children? Why? This is a wonderful modern-day fairy tale, or cautionary tale, about a boy named Little Tom Drum who wants strawberry pie so much that he wishes he had three mouthes. And that’s when the trouble begins. Cinderella or the Little Glass Slipper. 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The Three Pigs, by David Wiesner: It starts off familiar enough, with three little pigs gathering different materials to build themselves homes. Something is just wrong with all these women, though, and its hard to determine if they are even true princesses! Right now, head over to your inbox and click on the email from me —[email protected] Beauty and the Beast, by Robert Sabuda: If you love pop ups and you love Beauty and the Beast, don’t walk, run to the bookstore (or just click on the link here!) In this story, Little Red shows no fear and is not easily deceived by the wolf. In order to get new skates, though, she must win a “pairs competition.” But the dish is already paired with the spoon and Hansel is already paired with Gretel, and there is no one left but the Big Bad Wolf. Mine (who are not small) both weren’t interested in such a big book. Nope — instead she lets herself in. Things get all sorts of ridiculous, especially when characters from other fairy tales arrive. But Little Red is no fool — she knows just what lion wants— and she may be the only one who can tame his ways and change his naughty behavior. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by Jon Sciezska and illustrated by Lane Smith: This book takes all of the traditional fairy tales and turns them on their heads. She’d much rather be the royal mechanic, thank you very much! After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. “How does she fight crime, then? Browse through our eBooks while discovering great authors and exciting books. . The Dragon’s Hoard Stories from the Viking Sagas by Lari Don, illustrated by Cate James Although it looks like a picture book, this is more of a nonfiction book of stories and occasional pictures.