Overview

Parents and children love to play "question" games: Would you eat spaghetti made with gummy worms? Would you wear your clothes backwards all day? Sometimes the answer is "yes" and sometimes it's "no"--but the fun is in the asking. Gifted writer and educator Esme Raji Codell has writtten a book that incorporates fractured fairy tales with this kind of parent-child interplay to create a pitch-perfect combination of bedtime read-aloud and fairytales that will delight children and ...
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Overview

Parents and children love to play "question" games: Would you eat spaghetti made with gummy worms? Would you wear your clothes backwards all day? Sometimes the answer is "yes" and sometimes it's "no"--but the fun is in the asking. Gifted writer and educator Esme Raji Codell has writtten a book that incorporates fractured fairy tales with this kind of parent-child interplay to create a pitch-perfect combination of bedtime read-aloud and fairytales that will delight children and parents!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
As a little child gets a kiss and some water, he is not so sure about the actual bedtime. However, the array of books on the bed might make bedtime go a little easier. The three little pigs' story begins as a series of questions but gets an environmental-friendly twist that leads to a very funny elaborately illustrated two-page spread. Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel receive the same type of treatment. Each telling makes for some very funny and alternate endings to these familiar tales. Readers must pay particular attention to the illustrations in this sprightly-told picture book, because the illustrations are full of humor that might be missed without careful examination. These details make up for very sparse text. Also, readers must be rather familiar with the stories that first appear on the little child's bed to enjoy the humor. So, it is with some reservations that this book is recommended for such a young age group, since they may not understand the subtle humor that the illustrations convey. However, first and second graders will appreciate the illustrations will enjoy this twist on fairy tales, and older readers will enjoy the wry and colorful illustrations in spite of minimal text. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442431188
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Esme Raji Codell is the author of the best-selling EDUCATING ESME, a memoir for the adult market about her first year teaching in Chicago, as well as several books for kids, including DIARY OF A FAIRY GODMOTHER, HANUKKAH SHMANUKKAH, and SAHARA SPECIAL. This is her first book for Simon and Schuster. You can visit her at www.planetesme.com.
Elisa Chavarri is a freelance illustrator/animator who on most given days can be found working from her studio in her apartment in Northville Michigan which she shares with her husband Matt. She is a native of Lima, Peru. You can visit her at www.elisachavarri.com.
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