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Mixed Up Fairy Tales
     

Mixed Up Fairy Tales

by Hilary Robinson, Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
 

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This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

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This fantastic split page, spiral bound book allows the reader to mix and match different combinations of fairy tales with hilarious results. What would happen if Goldilocks had two horrid stepsisters and fell asleep for a hundred years? Would she be woken by a hungry wolf or Little Red Riding Hood's Granny?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Youngsters who know their fairy tales should have great fun mixing and matching them.'—The Children's Bookseller

For very small children, no amount of visionary artwork can compete with the fun of lifting flaps. My son, aged three and a half, loved Hilary Robinson and Nick Sharratt's Mixed Up Fairy Tales.—The Observer

Classic fairy stories have been re-told often but none so entertaining and unusual as Mixed Up Fairy Tales... with an ingenious and captivating twist. Anyone, young or old, with an ounce of imagination and partial to fairy tales will love this book.—www.writeaway.org.uk

Another clever delight... a fun book that would make a great present... ample material to stimulate children's imaginations.—INIS Magazine

...good fun.—Books for Keeps

Kirkus Reviews
A four part, split page format turns a dozen or so familiar folktales into thousands, as children can mix or match the parts at will to make silly, sometimes loaded versions: "Ali Baba . . . put on a bright red cape . . . and dreamt about marrying . . . the Marquis of Carabas." "Jack . . . cried 'Open sesame! . . . And hid away among the reeds before turning into . . . a bowl of soup." The texts are big enough to be visible from across a room, and Sharratt adds plenty of color with bright cartoon versions of instantly recognizable characters or types. The spiral binding (within a standard cover) will likely wear out, but each new flip will elicit gales of laughter from young (and perhaps not so young) audiences. A hoot. (Picture book/folktales. 5-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340875582
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
860,263
Product dimensions:
9.62(w) x 11.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 5 Years

Meet the Author

Hilary Robinson (Author)
Hilary Robinson is the author of over 40 children's books including the top selling Mixed Up Fairy Tales and The Copper Tree. She is also a broadcaster and freelance BBC radio producer. Hilary was born in Devon and brought up in Nigeria and England. Her books have been translated into a number of languages and are sold across the world.

Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)
Nick graduated from St Martin's School of Art in 1984 and has been working as an illustrator ever since. His work encompasses books for babies through to books for early
teens and he has produced around 150 books to date. He is perhaps best-known for his illustrations for the multi-million selling author Jacqueline Wilson, but as well as this, he writes his own picture books and collaborates with various reputed picture book writers, on books such as PANTS and EAT YOUR PEAS.Recent awards include the Children's Book Award, Sheffield Children's Book Award, The Stockport Schools Award, the Experian Big Three Award. He has also been nominated for the 2003 Kate Greenaway Prize.

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