Three classic fairy tales all dressed up in new clothes for contemporary readers. Fairy tales play an integral role in child development as they introduce the tenets of storytelling and the concept of good and evil. Here are three beloved fairy tales bound up in one fresh edition, newly retold and illustrated in Edward Miller’s bold and inviting style. This timeless picture book is perfect for parents and children to read together.
Run, run as fast as you can,You can”t catch me, I”m the Gingerbread Man.The Gingerbread Man is chased all the way to the river by the Little Old Woman, the Little Old Man, Humpty Dumpty, the Grand Old Duke of York, Little Miss Muffet, and many other familiar characters. And indeed, none can catch him. But the Gingerbread Man cannot swim . . . . Can he run away from the wily old fox who offers to help him across the river? This is a delightful retelling of a beloved children”s classic fable. Carol Jones” illustrations are beautifully detailed and will give hours of pleasure to children and adults.
Idiosyncratic collages by the acclaimed Sara Fanelli and a clever, authentic translation make this slipcased PINOCCHIO a must-have for collectors of all ages. Combine Carlo Collodi’s tale of an outrageously naughty wooden boy with the quirky collage work of Sara Fanelli, and you have a striking, beautifully designed edition that captures the ironic and darkly humorous tone of the original text. This authentic unabridged translation by Emma Rose revisits the mischievous Pinocchio, the long-suffering Geppetto, and the ill-fated cricket in a graceful, witty retelling that bears little resemblance to the popularized Disney version. Sara Fanelli’s inventive multimedia illustrations are absolutely arresting, and make a perfect match for Collodi’s classic, picaresque tale.
In this spirited new version of “Goldilocks,” we meet a determined heroine with a mind of her own. Goldie knows exactly what she likes — and what she doesn’t. Can she help it if everyone she invites over is too bossy or too boring or too snobby or too rough? What she desperately wants is a friend who is just right — someone she can love with all her heart. Then one day, Goldie gets off the bus at the wrong stop, walks to a nearby cottage to find help, and opens the door. . . Diane Stanley, author and illustrator of Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter, once again takes an old tale and gives it a fresh spin that is funny as well as perceptive. Readers will love accompanying Goldie on her up-to-date adventure and discovering the clever, heartwarming surprise at its end.
The fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago. Here his Wonderland shines anew, viewed through the looking glasses of two incomparable artists.
Mary Blair’s vibrant art helped shape the look of Walt Disney’s classic animated film. Collected in a picture book for the first time, her illustrations capture the essence of such memorable characters as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter with stunning immediacy. Jon Scieszka’s captivating text celebrates all that is curious-and all that is nonsensical-about the world that holds Alice spellbound, from a deliciously absurd tea party to the spectacle of a kingdom of playing cards .