Jack and the Beanstalk, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Little Red Hen, and nine other tales are brought to life in this superb treasury. The delightful characters will become storyland friends for life for children who meet them here. Just wait until your child sees the Giant's expression as he cries, "Fee, fi, fo, fum," or the adorable Elves dancing in the Shoemaker's cottage! The Ginger-bread Boy's candy buttons and the dazzling feathers of the Ugly Duckling are among the many inviting details to discover with each new look.
A collection of nursery tales so child friendly, rewarding, and full of fun could only have come from the rich and playful imagination of Mary Engelbreit.
In this charming collection of twelve nursery tales, children will fall in love with the unforgettable characters from "Little Red Riding Hood," "Hansel and Gretel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "The Ugly Duckling," and characters from eight other classic stories. Little Red Riding Hood, in her notorious red cloak, sets off to deliver a basket of biscuits to her sick Granny. As she is walking through the forest, she meets a wolf that seems friendly and sincere. The Wolf tricks Granny and Little Red Riding Hood, eating them both. A woodcutter hears the commotion and scolds the Wolf for his despicable actions. Granny and Little Red Riding Hood step out of the Wolf's mouth unharmed. Children will enjoy this rewarding story, along with other delightful tales. With vintage appeal, the illustrations bring back memories of simpler times. The characters come to life as the stunning pictures provide a backdrop to an array of classic tales beloved by all children. The book's rich colors and sweet drawings make it a must have for any child. Reviewer: Melissa Hower