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1. Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, 128 pp, RL 1

First reviewed on 7/31/09, Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales remains, by far, the best collection of fairy tales for the five and under crowd. And believe me, having read at story time for seventeen years and read to my own kids for even longer, little kids LOVE fairy tales - even the scary ones, and Cousins' have just the right amount of scary in them! <!-- START INTERCHANGE - YUMMY -->if(!

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2. The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman, illustrated by Peter Sís, 89pp, RL 3

The Dream Stealer is now in paperback! The Dream Stealer by Sid Fleischman teams up again with Peter Sís, his illustrator for the Newbery award winner, The Whipping Boy. As with The Whipping Boy, Fleischman takes on a story with a fairy tale feel, this time setting it in Mexico instead of a kingdom in "long ago and far away." The Dream Stealer begins with the line, "Muchachos and

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3. The Giants and the Joneses, by Julia Donaldson, pictures by Greg Swearingen, 224pp RL 3

I first ran this review in 2008! It's been getting a lot of hits lately and, over the last few years I have become a huge fan of Julia Donaldson's brilliant picture books, so I thought I'd post this again for those of you who haven't heard of this book or her other works.   Julia Donaldson may be known to you as the writer of the wonderful rhyming picture books, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's

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4. Cinderella : A Three-Dimensional Fairy-Tale Theater by Jane Ray

<!-- START INTERCHANGE - CINDERELLA A 3 DIMENSIONAL FAIRY TALE THEATER -->if(!window.igic__){window.igic__={};var d=document;var s=d.createElement("script");s.src="http://iangilman.com/interchange/js/widget.js";d.body.appendChild(s);} <!-- END INTERCHANGE --> I adore the illustrations of Jane Ray. She has had a long and prolific career and I have reviewed her books The

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5. Goldilocks and Just the One Bear by Leigh Hodgkinson

Leigh Hodgkinson is brilliant! An exploration of her website, Wonkybutton and her book blog, as well as her adorable, very cool blog about creative things she does with her young daughter, took up much of my evening. After reading her newest picture book, Goldilocks and Just the One Bear, I flipped to the author bio and learned that Hodgkinson, who is also a filmmaker and animator, worked on

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6. Kenny and the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi 151pp RL 4

Kenny and the Dragon is now in paperback! Tony DiTerlizzi's Kenny and the Dragon, his first solo chapter book, is an homage to Kenneth Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon as well as a literary name dropper. I'm not sure what copyright laws allow Gregory Maguire to mess with the characters of L Frank Baum's Oz books, or countless authors to toy with the characters Jane Austen brought into this

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7. Clever Jack Takes the Cake written by Candace Fleming with illustrations by G Brian Karas

Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming and G Brian Karas came out in the summer of 2010 and got a lot of well deserved attention in the blogosphere. However, it was one of those (many) books that I intend to order in for story time when I go to work and then completely forget. Somehow, during that 12 minute drive everything I had been thinking about at home evaporates. Fortunately, Clever

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8. The Frog Priincess (Tales of the Frog Princess, Book #1) by E.D. Baker, 214 pp, RL 4

The Frog Princess by ED Baker is a gentle twist on traditional fairy tales that should put a smile on the face of fans of Gail Carson Levine's Ella Enchanted and her Princess Tales, now collected in one volume titled, The Fairy's Return and other Pricness Tales, which I highly recommend for all fairy tale lovers. Set in the kingdom of Greater Greensward, there are the familiar witches, spells,

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9. Yummy, Eight Favorite Fairy Tales, written and illustrated by Lucy Cousins, 128 pp, RL 1

Lucy Cousins is the creator of the wonderful world of Maisy the mouse and friends. Her bright, playful illustrations appeal to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. With Yummy, Cousins brings us a much needed collection of fairy tales for the pre-school and younger set. Big pictures and short stories make this a book that can be read from cover to cover for older listeners or one or two stories

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10. A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken, pictures by Kevin Hawkes 84 pp RL 2

Short story collections for kids are very rare these days, and, while I haven't read very many in my life, I suspect that Joan Aiken has to be one of the most prolific and excellent writers of short stories for children in the 20th century. A Necklace of Raindrops came about when, in 1968, Aiken was to write stories from a list of 200 words for younger readers in America - much the way Theodore

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11. Dragon Rider, written and with interior illustrations by Cornelia Funke, translated by Anthea Bell, 523 pp, RL 4

Like Diana Wynne Jones and Joan Aiken, Cornelia Funke is a master at creating a complete magical world populated with intriguing characters, human and otherwise. Funke's Inkworld Trilogy is a perfect example of this and Dragon Rider is no exception. The world of Firedrake, a silver dragon who feeds on moonlight, is populated with Brownies, Dwarves, enchanted ravens, talking, map-making,

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12. A Tale Dark and Grimm written by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Hugh D'Andrade, 251 pp, RL 4

The author of A Tale Dark and Grimm and the story of how he came to write this book are almost as interesting as the book itself, so what follows is a two part review. Part One, About Adam Gidwitz sheds light on his background as well as the importance of fairy tales and the appropriateness of the violence that is a crucial part of these stories. Part Two is a review of his debut kid's book.

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