Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesdays with David: The Great Fairy Tales Treasure Chest

The Great Fairy Tales Treasure Chest IV
Tormont Publications 1992
Adaptation by Jane Brierley
Text by Peter Holeinone
Illustrations by Tony Wolf, Piero Cattaneo, and Severino Baraldi

The Stories: This collection of fairy tales includes the well known stories of The Golden Goose and The Pied Piper of Hamlin along with lesser known stories such as Sasha, Mansor, and the Storks and The Red Dragon. These huge books are good for cuddling over and have gorgeous illustrations that accompany each story.

Mama opines: This collection belonged to me as a child and I read these stories over and over again. I like that it has a mix of fairy tales from different cultures and it has some that are laugh out loud funny (as David discovered today) and some that are a little scary, like The Witch in the Tower. Today, we only read The Golden Goose and The Pied Piper of Hamlin. It takes a little bit of convincing these days to read something we haven't experienced before.

Thoughts from David: I like The Golden Goose because it’s so cool. And that’s because I love it so much.
Favorite part: It’s when they get stuck together in a parade.

What is your favorite fairy tale to read with your little one? 

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