Fairy Tales for Little Folks

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Fairy Tales for Little Folks
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4+
Release Date
September 15, 2015
ISBN
978-0451472830
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Any parent or grandparent longing to share these timeless, well-loved tales with a favorite child will welcome this enchanting collection from acclaimed folk artist Will Moses. Five tales are included: Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, and Puss in Boots. Each one is profusely illustrated with vignettes as well as a lavish double spread that incorporates all the key events of the story. This handsome volume, full of fascinating detail and plentiful charm, is destined to become a family treasure.

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The simple retellings and elaborate two-page picture spreads of classic fairy tales make this picture book a good introduction to stories to which all children should be exposed. Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast, Rumplestiltskin, Snow White, and Puss in Boots are recounted in straight-forward adaptations of traditional European versions of these tales. Each merits a four to six page retelling, with two to three thumbnail drawings accompanying the text, followed by an elaborate two page spread after each story.

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The spreads are very detailed, and young readers will spend many happy hours locating events and characters in each one. Since the book has five tales, and the text is somewhat dense, this would also work well for older students who need to have classic tales for various projects. The folk art of Moses has an old-fashioned quality that complements the stories.

This is a good introduction to fairy tales, with very colorful and detailed folk-style illustrations.
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