Fairy Tale Characters
Delightfully Different Fairy Tales retell the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Cinderella in the most wonderfully original way. The stories take us back in time to different time periods during the twentieth century and introduce readers to fashions and styles intrinsic to the era. David Roberts’ illustrations are fabulously detailed and provide an amazing…
We really enjoyed reading the Cake the Wolf and the Witch, we just couldn’t put it down! It’s a wonderfully original fairytale fantasy with a modern day hero and heroine and we love the way that Maudie Smith has intertwined so many well known fairytale characters into a story that includes its own unique twists.
Fum is a fun rhyming adventure that takes us to Fairytale Land where we meet various well known and well loved characters who are helping family Crumb, a large family of giants, to find their smallest son.
I loved Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes as a child and couldn’t wait to share them with my daughter. Unfortunately we missed watching Revolting Rhymes when they were shown on TV in the UK at Christmas but we love reading the book which includes Quentin Blake’s inimitable illustrations.
P is for The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton
F is for The Fairytale Hairdresser and Father Christmas by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard
The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Sugar Plum Fairy introduces characters from The Nutcracker, it’s a lovely story for the festive season. As with all the Fairytale Hairdresser stories we love spotting all the different fairytale and nursery rhyme characters in Lauren Beard’s illustrations.
The Princess and the Giant is one of our favourite picture books from those that were published last year. Not only does the story have a very independent minded, helpful and determined heroine but it also advocates the enjoyment that stories can bring and the joy of learning to read.
Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s open Story Box and tell you a story;
Which fairytale will you be reading on National Tell a Fairytale Day? Fairytales and folk tales are an integral part of a country’s traditions and provide a basis for many other stories that we know and love today. We have introduced our daughter to fairytales using books, magazines and other activities but there are still many…