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My Big Book of Fairytales
     

My Big Book of Fairytales

3.5 14
by Peter Stevenson
 
This delightful treasury is a collection of classic nursery tales. It will provide hours of amusing entertainment you'll never struggle to think of a story again! Each page is beautifully illustrated with colorful and amusing illustrations.

The stories in this book are: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Tree Little Poigs,

Overview

This delightful treasury is a collection of classic nursery tales. It will provide hours of amusing entertainment you'll never struggle to think of a story again! Each page is beautifully illustrated with colorful and amusing illustrations.

The stories in this book are: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Tree Little Poigs, Billy Goats Gruff, Beauty and the Beast, The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, Puss-in-Boots, The Princess and the Pea, Jack and the Beanstalk, Thumbelina and Little Red Hen.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760735008
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
08/05/2002
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
10.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
3 - 4 Years

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My Big Book of Fairytales 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
These fairy tales are told in their traditional versions, and have great illustrations on every page. The illustrations aren't too scary. This is the best fairy tale book I have found. This can be read by very young readers but enjoyed by all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The detail, imagination and imagery in this book is the best I've ever seen. My son and I have so much fun looking at all the little characters that sometimes tell side stories of their own. It's endless fun that's a bonus to the main fairytale.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is perfect for fun stories to tell while resting, getting a child to read or use for bedtime stories. I love the pictures and the larger print. This is a great book at a perfect price.
GonzoMomofThree More than 1 year ago
We got this book when my first child was four years old, and it became a favorite of all my kids. I loved it because it re-told classic fairy tales with a wink, giving them a fresh and funny rendering. I particularly liked that the girls in these stories didn't simply swoon when a handsome prince came along. I enjoyed reading these stories as much as my kids. The illustrations were well done and very funny. Now that my kids are teenagers, we bought another copy for their five-year old cousin and they all told him how much they had loved the book. I highly recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this in the clearance section of the bookstore- didn't bother opening it, I mean, they're fairy tales, right? The same old ones I grew up on. WRONG. These are shallow, modernized versions that depict shells of the characters in the original stories. It's almost like the stories were recounted at a frat party. One of those frat brothers is a great artist, though - I will give the book that!
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bugsyBB More than 1 year ago
I purchased my first copy of this book for my 3-yr old grandson and read stories to him from the book at bedtime. He found many things to look at on the pages (illustrations are great), and was fascinated by the story line as well. Plus, the stories were 'sensitized' for young children: story lines and endings were non-violent. These are stories I told him orally from memory, cleaning up messy plot lines and endings, so I was thrilled to find a book with the same process. Every night he would pick a story and we'd read it together, eventually reading each story tens of times over the years. His desire to hear some stories over and over assisted in his learning words and eventually reading these and other story books himself by the time he turned 5. I have since given this book as a gift to my other grandchildren, and give it as a gift for young children every chance I get. Great for any time, but especially as a bedtime storybook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren ages 6 and 8 just love this book. It is full of great illustrations and has been modernized without destroying the classic appeal of the stories. They always want to read it and be read to from it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book online... after recieving it and reading the Three Little Pigs and another story, I immediately returned it to Barnes and Noble the very next day. I wouldnt even think of reading these stories to my daughter. For example, The three little pigs were thrown out of their house because their mother thought they were too loud. The Princess in the other story speaks horribly about the frog and has terrible manners...... This book gives children a distorted view of life. Forget buying it!!!!
53sunray More than 1 year ago
Every child should have classic fairy tales read to them and later, they can read them on their own.
bsboen More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of old time favorites from my childhood, so I had to get it to read to my son at bedtime.
sallyf More than 1 year ago
I am appalled that anyone rated this book five stars!! The most disturbing thing about this book is the messages it sends to children. Yes, traditional fairy tales send some disturbing messages, but this book takes that and attempts to modernize the tales with rather horrid examples of contemporary life. For example- the three little pigs are sent off into the world by the mother because they were too noisy and she lacked the ability to control them. In the frog and the prince- I would be horrified if my children acted and spoke to anyone the way the girl does. And since when does keeping your word and being friends with someone mean that you have to kiss them if that's what they are requesting? Anyway, I could go on and on but it's not worth it. Hideous Hideous book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After purchasing this book, we promptly started reading 'The Three Bears'. In this book however it was called Goldilocks something or another. We read the story and it was not even remotely similar to the 'real' story. It has other rewritten fairy tales in it too. We ventured into 'Little Red Riding Hood' or the original title of 'Little Red Cap'. Once again, wrong...the grandmother did nt hide in a cupboard, she was eaten. This new book is not very well written. however, the illustrations are great.