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Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales
     

Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales

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by Tomie dePaola
 
Now the beloved artist-author of books for children has created a richly illustrated companion book of nursery tales, chosen from among the fairy tales and folk tales, the fables and poems he most loved as a boy. The result is a collection that offers variety and enjoyment for the whole family. From the oldest to the youngest, everyone will find a favorite, whether it

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Now the beloved artist-author of books for children has created a richly illustrated companion book of nursery tales, chosen from among the fairy tales and folk tales, the fables and poems he most loved as a boy. The result is a collection that offers variety and enjoyment for the whole family. From the oldest to the youngest, everyone will find a favorite, whether it be "The Little Red Hen," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "Rumpelstiltskin" or "The Owl and the Pussycat." Always keeping the youngest child in mind, Tomie dePaola has selected from the works of Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, Joseph Jacobs, Aesop, P. C. Asbjornsen, and poets Stevenson, Longfellow and Lear. Older readers will appreciate the wit and style Tomie dePaola brings to his illustrations, while younger children will respond to his infallible sense of fun, his use of brilliant colors and his original interpretations of wonderful characters who have remained the favorites of generations of children. A basic, full collection, just right for every family to share.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 4 Like a good winter coat in a large family, this anthology can be passed along to many children. The smallest can listen to ``The Three Bears,'' the middle-sized ones will enjoy ``The Owl and the Pussycat,'' and the older ones will puzzle out ``Rumpelstiltskin.'' Jacobs, Andersen, and Grimm account for most of the selections, and there are a few poems, too. The only off note is Longfellow's ``The Children's Hour,'' which is so much more sentimental than the other selections. Fans of Rojankovsky's Tall Book of Nursery Tales (Harper, 1944) and of Anne Rockwell's The Three Bears and Fifteen Other Stories (Crowell, 1975) are sure to love this one. DePaola's droll, witty, and very funny illustrations capture the essence of each story from a child's point of view. It's unlikely that any adult will get away with reading just one of these selections for a bedtime story. The cover and title page show a child reading aloud to an attentive audience and are an immediate reminder that this book is for sharing. The beautiful layout of these pages, in which the print and pictures are perfectly at ease with one another, invites confident new readers as well as adults for reading aloud. A fine companion volume to Tomie dePaola's Mother Goose (Putnam, 1985) .Anna Biagioni Hart, Sherwood Regional Library, Alexandria, Va.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399213199
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 11.52(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
7 Years

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Connecticut and New Hampshire
Date of Birth:
September 15, 1935
Place of Birth:
Meriden, CT
Website:
http://www.tomie.com/main.html

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Tomie dePaola's Favorite Nursery Tales 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tomie dePaola's literature is pure joy for young children! His illustrations well match his stories!