Friday, April 16, 2010

Fairy Tale Fridays

     Tif Talks Books hosts Fairy Tale Fridays and since I love fairy tales and I'm doing a fairy tale unit with 2nd grade I like to particpate.  This week I found a fantastic book of fairy tales in my library-that I must have ordered last year and must not have had a chance to crack the cover.  There's a Wolf at the Door; Five Classic Tales retold by Zoe B. Alley, with pictures by R.W. Alley is the perfect combination of old school tale with a few funny twists to keep things lively.  The illustrations are comic book style with little arrows (every once in awhile) to help young ones find their way, their own bread crumbs, trailing through the book.  The five tales include The Three Little Pigs, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Little Red Riding Hood, The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, and The Wolf and the Seven Little Goslings.  I've explored the first few and plan to take it home as my peaceful girl loves anything Little Red Riding Hood.  I'll leave you with an excerpt:
Blake (the third little pig) threw an apple as hard as he could at the wolf, hit him smack on the head, and ran for home.  Surprised and hurt to the core, the wolf realized he's been tricked again. p. 4

It's funny and I will have a great time sharing one of these stories with 2nd grade students next week. Students will also love how tall the book is!   For now I'm heading home to blog hop without my school filter getting in the way!!  Happy Friday!
School Library Journal's thoughts on There's a Wolf at the Door.


Unknown said...

I love fairys :)

Jenners said...

I love that excerpt you shared! I'll have to look into this ... my Little One is just starting to learn and enjoy fairy tales.

Tif Sweeney said...

Yet another one I've got to find!!!! I love the front cover and your excerpt won me over!! I have a feeling I may need two bags for the library this week!