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.
When Ethan and Cathy fall ill during a storm, their father must leave them to fetch the doctor. . .but they are not alone for long. A sailor comes begging for shelter. So, the children agree to let him sit out the throes of the storm as they listen to his grisly tales. But something about the man puts Ethan on edge, and he is anxious for the storm to blow over, their father to return and the long night to come to an end. Storms whistling through the sails, evil pirates pacing the floorboards, and of course, a haunted ship of ghostly beings… All this and more is waiting to give you goose bumps in an atmospheric and thrilling collection of spooky seafaring tales.
In this uproarious sequel to Chester, the battle of the picture-book makers continues. Which author-illustrator will come out on top – Chester or Melanie Watt – is anybody’s guess!This time, there’s no denying (in Chester’s mind) that he’s the star of the show. His already outsize ego has ballooned even more due to a spate of fan mail on the heels of his self-titled debut. As Chester sees it, who needs Melanie Watt when they have Chester? He’s got no shortage of his own storytelling ideas. With heavy paw and red marker, this control-freak cat does not hesitate to commit them to paper. When Chester starts acting far too Hollywood, Melanie calls an open audition to replace the high-maintenance feline. This isn’t a move that Chester will take lying down. Get ready for a seesaw comedy of dueling author-illustrators. Who will come out on top is anybody’s guess!
Wolf is feeling offended and indignant: All the wolves he’s ever read about are nasty, scary, and greedy! To set the record straight he decides to write a story about a nice wolf. But will his wolfish instincts get the better of him after all? Author/illustrator Mei Matsuoka’s simple yet sophisticated art imbues Wolf’s story of searching for a friend with wry humor and subtle wit.
Button is a little bear with a big worry. He’s afraid he’s going to have a bad dream when he fall asleep. Luckily Daddy Bear knows just what to do to make sure Button has sweet dreams. He tells Button a wonderful story about a very special day – the day he was born.