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Fairytales with a twist

These picture books have magically reinvented the traditional fairytales…


Posted: 3 April 2012
by Kimberley Chen


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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child (Hodder Children’s Books, £6.99)

When Herb falls asleep in the middle of reading his book of fairytales he's startled awake by a screeching, impatient Goldilocks, and realises he's actually fallen through the pages. What ensues is a chaotic adventure through a magical land with a medium-sized bear offering porridge which might be ‘too hot or too cold’, Hansel and Gretel rudely screaming ‘Oh, get lost!' and an imperious queen with a rather odd biro moustache. Vibrant images are accompanied by energetic lettering, which tumbles, quivers, grows and shrinks… And magic aside, the book teaches children to treat their books respectfully – no doodling on the queen and creasing the legs of a nice prince, please.

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Fairy is cute and they close to little girls. They never make them afraid and all the time try to help human beings. My grandmother used to tell me a lot of quality essay stories about fairies and used to tell me so beautiful fairytales. The world of fairytales is also another amazing world to enjoy.

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 11:04

Wow. cool post. I’d like to write like this too – taking time and real hard work to make a great article… but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. common rail come from sensor .

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 04:28

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