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Meet Miss Caroline at Main Library!

"My favorite fairy tale: The Twelve Dancing Princesses"

"The book I'm most looking forward to reading this year:
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin"

 

Join Miss Caroline at Main Library!
Every Wednesday @ 10:30 AM for Toddler Story Time
Thursday, February 19 @ 6 PM for a Chinese New Year Celebration
Monday, March 2 @ 6:30 PM for Autism Family Night and Dr. Seuss birthday activities 


Miss Caroline would like to recommend these fairy tales!

Rose Red & Snow White by Ruth Sanderson
Recommended for ages 5 to 9

Sisters Rose Red and Snow White love helping their mother and having adventures in the woods. One winter's night, when a bear comes to the door asking for a warm place to sleep, the girls are at first frightened, but gradually become great friends with him, calling him their "dear bear." Throughout the winter, the bear comes to get out of the cold, but leaves when spring arrives. The girls come across a grumpy dwarf who gets into trouble repeatedly. Eventually the bear comes upon the dwarf and we learn that the bear is actually the prince, who was placed under the dwarf's spell. As most fairy tales go, this one ends with "and they lived happily ever after" as the sisters later marry the prince and his brother.

I loved reading a version of this story when I was younger. I think I liked it mostly because it wasn't one of the more well-known fairy tales. But also because the bear turned into a prince and the girls got to live in a castle for the rest of their lives--exactly the kind of story a young girl would love!

 

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein
Recommended for ages 4 to 7

This story is kind of a mash-up of lots of different stories. Little Red Chicken keeps asking for bedtime stories, and as Papa begins to tell each one, she inserts herself into the stories and interrupts over and over again. They try to get through stories like Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, and Chicken Little to no avail. Little Red Chicken then tells Papa a story, which she doesn't even get to finish because he falls asleep (how's that for interrupting?!). Snug in her bed, Little Red Chicken finally goes to sleep.

If you're looking for a fun story to read that begs for lots of interruptions, this is the book for you! Whether you read it individually or together as a group, this is an irresistible story that children of all ages will want to hear repeatedly. Children will enjoy the antics of Little Red Chicken, and you may even relate to poor Papa!

 

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