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“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island.”
Summary: The big bad wolf is too old to huff and puff so he decides to look for a new fairy tale where he can relax. He goes through several fairy tales but none of them fit. All of the fairy tales get mixed up and he decides to go back to the three little pigs. This is a fractured fairy tale where one character tries to find a new story.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, transitional reader
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 8 and Up
Interest Level: 3 to 9
Reading Level: 3.3
Age of Child: Read with a 4-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: She enjoyed the book. My daughter loves fairy tales so she liked seeing all of her favorites in this one story.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book was okay. I'm glad I read it but felt like they skipped through the fairy tales too fast. I would have liked for them to have spent a little longer on each fairy tale and done fewer of them.
Pros: Kids who *know* fairy tales will laugh through the wolf's attempts to try on different stories.
Cons: It could have been better written.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is fun to read once or twice, but not worth spending money on.
Educational Themes: This is a book for kids who know some of the classic fairy tales. Sharing t his book could lead to a discussion on how the fairy tales could change with the addition of a new character.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.