Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fractured Fairy Tales



You know I love a good fairy tale but I love a twisted fairy tale even more.  The first one I ever shared with my students was the wolf’s point of view in a take off of The Three Little Pigs.  Here are some I think you will enjoy.  Don't forget to enter the raffle for It Happened One Day.  All you have to do is comment on this blog and tell us your favorite fairy tale.


Three Billy Goats Fluff by Rachael Mortimer

 Mr. Troll can’t sleep with all the racquet the goats are making but Mother needs them to cross the bridge so they can eat and get good and fluffy.  Mr. Troll threatens but Mother devises a plan so everyone lives happily ever after.  Great pictures! I would read this book to kids 4-8.


The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin by  Donna Jo Napoli

 This is the story about what happened when the prince first got turned into a frog.  He gets some help from the local amphibians and they are all impressed because he is unlike any frog they have ever seen.    I would read this to kids 5-8.


Goldilocks Returns by Lisa Campbell Ernst

 All grown up now, Goldilocks is wracked with guilt over what she did to the bears so she returns to make it up to them.  She goes all out, even decorating their home for them.  The bears hate it but she’s oblivious and off she goes.  What’s a bear family to do?  You’ll get a kick out of the solution for as they say history repeats itself.  I would read this book to kids 4-8.


The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by John Scieszka and Lane Smith

 Here is the wolf’s side of the story.  I never met a kid who didn’t like this book.  It is funny and can lead to some great discussions on point of view with older kids.  I would read this book to kids 5-8.
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