Thursday, June 5, 2008

Book Review - Family Favorites

Family Favorites (Abbeville Classic Fairy Tales)
Publisher: Abbeville Press

Description
Fairy tales, unlike children, never age, and the most enduring fairy tale collections combine concise, engaging storytelling with colorful, charming illustrations. Now four of these classic stories, popular with families throughout the world, have been gathered into just such a collection: Family Favorites.

Whether they are fully familiar with the stories or experiencing them for the first time, young readers will delight in the mischief of the little girl in Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the magic of the tiny heroes of The Elves and the Shoemaker, the silliness and truth contained in the fable of The Emperor's New Clothes, and the surprise ending of the mouth-watering tale of The Gingerbread Man.

Review
Reading these classic fairy tales took me on a fond trip down memory lane. Remembering images of my parents reading some of these very same stories to me had me wondering hopefully if my son would one day have such treasured memories himself.

The stories are world famous and need little introduction from me. They're fun, they're silly and each story has a picture game towards the end. In short, a perfect recipe to entertain and engage kids. The language is simple enough for the young readers as is the artwork. Actually they're what I loved most about these books, those whimsical illustrations. Colorful, artistic and yet retaining a child-like quality about them, these pictures are the perfect accompaniment to these evergreen tales.

In Short
The name says it all. These are guaranteed Family Favorites!

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2 comments :

  1. okay, i'll bite! i do not remember if mom read to me when i was a child and i think it was more the other way around as i made up stories to "read" to her! lol

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