Author: Stephanie True Peters
Pub: 2011; Stone Arch
Genre: Comics, Fairy Tales
Etc: Net Galley
The Short of It
Cherished fairy tales with pretty pictures.
The Long of It
An illustrated collection of six favorite fairy tales: Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, Princess and the Pea, Snow White, and Thumbelina. (Not much longer than the short of it, eh?)
The Thoughts about It
S’okay, when I read the summary and saw “retelling” and then saw the cover, a HUGE part of me thought that these fairy tales would take on a unique yarn. They didn’t. At least I don’t think they did. (It’s been a long time since I’ve read Thumbelina). Found within are some of our classic childhood fairy tales with pretty gorgeous illustrations. I was the most excited to read the Princess and the Pea and Thumbelina again. I feel like those two are often short-sited in the fairy tale realm. Afterward, I realized I’m not as big of a fan of the PatP but I for sure fell in love with Thumbelina again.
This collection is perfect for children as it’s easily accessible in the comic format. In fact, I wouldn’t mind using a copy for my fairy tale unit in school.