The Three Little Pigs and Other Favorite Nursery Stories

The Three Little Pigs and Other Favorite Nursery Stories

by Charlotte Voake
     
 

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Charlotte Voake has added her whimsical artwork to 10 traditional fairy tales, including "Goldilocks and the Three Bears, " "Henny Penny, " "Little Red Riding Hood, " Mr. Vinegar, " and "Lazy Jack." Full color.

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Charlotte Voake has added her whimsical artwork to 10 traditional fairy tales, including "Goldilocks and the Three Bears, " "Henny Penny, " "Little Red Riding Hood, " Mr. Vinegar, " and "Lazy Jack." Full color.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Voake's addition to the library of Once Upon a Time story collections includes eight traditional favorites as well as two lesser-known nursery tales, ``Mr. Vinegar'' and ``Lazy Jack.'' Oversized, widely spaced text--a boon to newly independent readers--scattered throughout with small, pen-and-watercolor drawings gives the volume a folksy, read-aloud storybook allure. Voake's perky narration, filled with the soothing repetitions of phrase that children love, faithfully re-creates the antics of such beloved protagonists as Henny Penny, Goldilocks and the Bremen Town Musicians. Voake's breezy, animated illustrations delineate wonderfully expressive characters--sinister wolves, quivering pigs, a saucy Gingerbread Boy--that accentuate the tales' inherent jocosity. The soft wash of yellow sand greens may seem monotonous at times, but overall the sprightly charm of (usually) happily ever after shines through. Ages 3-up. (Aug.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-- Ten classic tales, including ``Lazy Jack,'' ``Mr. Vinegar,'' and ``Goldilocks,'' are collected here, printed in type generous and clear enough to gladden the tired eyes of adults, and perhaps to encourage young eyes to follow along. Voake has a light hand with her ink-and-watercolor illustrations, and scatters vignettes freely over the pages. The colors are clear and pale, giving the book a very fresh and pretty air, without clutter or pretension. Lines are freely drawn, and action takes precedence over composition. If Kay Chorao's The Baby's Story Book (Dutton, 1985) is wearing out, consider replacing it with this lapsize volume. --Patricia Dooley, University of Washington, Seattle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564029577
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/05/1996
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 10.18(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
3 - 18 Years

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