Saturday Storytime: Mary Englebreit’s FAIRY TALES
|November 24, 2010||Posted by Miss Shari under Children's Literature, Early Literacy|
Saturday story time was filled with fantasy, fun, magic and “happily ever afters”. After our week of Falling Into Fairytales we settled into Saturday around the story carpet and enjoyed some all time favorites with Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales.
This wonderful collection of twelve classics – Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Snow Shite and the Seven Dwarfs, The Frog Prince, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, Rapunzel, Thumbelina, Snow White and Rose Red, Rumpelstiltskin, Sleeping Beauty – is beautifully detailed with illustrations in warm and whimsical design. The stories too (some rewritten and adapted) are just right for children. They are not scary or dark like many fairytales were originally intended to be, they are filled with real life lesson and social growth morals.
This collection also includes a forward from Leonard S. Marcus on the importance of fairy tales and note from Mary Engelbreit herself. This is truly a treasury collection to share – Mary Engelbreit’s Fairy Tales.