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THE GREAT FAIRY TALE DISASTER

Author: David Conway

Illustrator: Melanie Williamson

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Publisher: Tiger Tales, 2012

Material: hard cover

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.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE GREAT NURSERY RHYME DISASTER   GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE DINOSAURS (as retold by Mo Willems)   WOLF PIE

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.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters, fairy tale, humor

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2015

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews at barnesandnoble.comand; and reviews and reader feedback at amazon.com.




                 

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