Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Marvelous Fairy Tales For Children

Most people will look at the title and think marvelous means fantastic, when this is only a half-truth. According to English dictionaries, marvelous describes something extraordinary, unique, remarkable, and non-traditional; all words that encompass the following short-list of fairy tale books for children. Each of the stories in these books is unusual, bizarre, completely original, and 100% entertaining. They're not typical, and that's why they're so adored! With bedtime tales like these, there's almost no hope of an average, normal, or dull dream when the story's over.


Fairy Tales (E.E. Cummings)

Created for his story-loving daughter, Cummings dreamed up a make-believe world that spans 4 stories. With whimsical, different creatures and a variety of instantly timeless characters, each of the 64 pages is overflowing with imagination. One of the most popular in the small series is called "The Old Man Who Said Why" -- a humorous tale with an ending that will pull at your child's heart strings, giving them a sense of confidence, love, warmth, and safety. This entire book is a poetic testament to the bond between a parent and child, as it's filled with tender moments and family-friendly, watercolor illustrations.


The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Jon Scieszka)

Hilarious and far different than your typical fairy tale compilation, this book features stories of stinky cheese and other odd objects that, at first glance, might not be considered fairy tale material. Fortunately, each of these stories is written in a positive way, shedding light on weird situations from the imaginative mind of an eccentric author. The illustrations are laugh-out-loud funny with cool, modern spins on usually dull and boring topics.


Grimm's Fairy Tales (Jacob and Wilhelm Grim)

These stories are traditional, but not in the light-hearted sense. Dark, morbid, and ripped with unusual humor, the Grimm fairy tales are spot-on for children who appreciate the stranger story traits. 64 collected tales are bound and exquisitely illustrated, told without kind spins; which means most of these stories lack a happy ending.

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