In this hilarious fractured fairy tale, everything seems to go wrong. Goldilocks lives with the seven dwarfs, a princess kisses a reluctant dragon, and she and her prince rescue the Wicked Witch of the West...until all mischief is sorted out and everyone lives happily ever after. Jean Little and Maggie de Vries' whimsical text and Phoebe Gilman's magical illustrations make this a magnificent feast for anyone who loves a good story — even when it's wrong!
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Beloved and award-winning author Jean Little has garnered numerous accolades for her work. Born in Taiwan to Canadian doctors who were serving as missionaries, she was legally blind from birth. Little obtained a B.A. in English Language & Literature from the University of Toronto. She went on to write 44 more works, including novels, picture books, poetry, short stories, and two autobiographical books. She has six honorary degrees and is a Member of the Order of Canada. Little lives in Guelph, Ontario, with her family.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 2-- Dad begins his storytelling with "Once upon a," but soon extemporizes on common fairy-tale themes. His children are horrified. "There lived Snow White and the three bears" and many similar mix-ups just won't do, and they insist that he tell the story right . It takes the entire book to fix his fractured retellings, but finally everyone arrives at a happy ending. The pacing of this story is lively, with double-page spreads (often with four-pictures per spread), fantasy scenes, and real life settings tumbling after one another and unified by a flower-and-scroll border. Most of the allusions will be familiar to culturally literate children, but one or two will stump even a children's librarian, and there's no key or identification list. How charming to see the father doing the reading. An especially pleasant book for older preschoolers at story hour.
- Anna Biagioni Hart, Martha Washington Lib . , Alexandria, VA
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