Fractured Fairytales

[Monday Reading] Love for Anthony Browne – Zoo plus Me and You

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired us to join this vibrant meme. Last Week’s Review and Miscellany Posts Here are a few of the reviews we have done […]

List of Fractured Fairy Tales – A Gathering Books Recommendation

List of Fractured Fairy Tales – A Gathering Books Recommendation

We had a fractured fairy tale theme July and August of this year. I recalled that we had so much fun going over quite a number of postmodern picture books that presented a peculiar twist to beloved narratives. This was one of the reasons why I fell in love with picture books. Prior to this, […]

Round up for September and Carnival of Children’s Literature

This is the third time that we are joining the Carnival of Children’s Literature which is being hosted this month by Texas Librarian. This would also function as our round-up post for September. And since we usually post our round-up a little earlier than usual, we do have a few tidbits left here and there from […]

Book Talk Tuesday: A Frank Muir and Graham Philpot 3-in-1 Fairy Tale Special

I knew when I read Frank Muir’s version of The Three Little Pigs, illustrated by Graham Philpot, that I had to do a special tribute to their unique way of retelling fairy stories that literally turned the tales over on their head – upside down, sideways and rolling over on the floor in absolute hilarity. This […]

The Miller’s Daughter in Paul O. Zelinsky’s Rumpelstiltskin

As we near the end of our Fractured Fairy Tale theme, it gives me great pleasure to share this Caldecott-Honor and ALA Notable Book retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky: Rumpelstiltskin originally from the Brothers Grimm. There are no twists to the narrative, no other view points presented – the text was faithful to the […]