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Meet Miss Mary at Main Library!
Join Miss Mary at Main Library!
Toddler Story Time, Tuesdays @ 10:30 AM
Miss Mary would like to recommend these fairy tales!
Rumpelstiltskin retold and illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky
Recommended for ages 3 & up
Paul O. Zelinsky’s retelling of one of the most popular Grimm’ fairy tales is an amazing interpretation of a classic German fairy tale. Full page illustrations, done in oil paints, compliment the simple tale of a strange little man with a strange name who knows how to spin straw into gold. The story line is simple and easy to read and follows the Grimm’s 1819 version of the tale with a slightly different ending. The miller’s daughter who becomes the queen must guess his name in order to keep her baby. She guesses correctly and Rumpelstiltskin becomes so angry he jumps on his wooden spoon and flies out the window. This book received a Caldecott Honor Award in 1987 for its amazing illustrations.
Chicken Little by Ed Emberley and Rebecca Emberley
Recommended for ages 3 to 8
Chicken Little certainly was not the brightest chicken in the coop. When an acorn plops down on his head, he, of course, thinks the sky is falling. This little yellow chicken takes off without a plan when Henny Penny, Ducky Lucky, Loosey Goosey and Turkey Lurky join him along the way. The dialogue between the animals includes plenty of “bonks, eeps, and awks” which add to the silliness of the story. The illustrations are extremely colorful and the text is wacky enough to make this slightly twisted fable a favorite among children both big and small.