Folk and Fairy Tales

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Bears and Rain and Skates…oh my!!

Published December 4, 2016 by neverwearmatchingsox

Il Sung Na  who has written A Book Of Winter, A Teacup in the Storm and many others, has a new title coming out in March of 2017.  Thanks to Edelweiss and Knopf Books for Young Readers  for advanced access to this new book, Bird, Balloon Bear.  Bird is new to the forest and wants to make a new friend.  He sees Bear and decides to approach when just at that moment Bear makes a friend in Balloon.  Bird feels left out and wants to join in.  When Balloon disappears (pops actually), Bird and Bear then become friends.



Raindrop Plop! by Wendy Cheyette Lewison and illustrated by  Pam Paparone is a counting book told in rhyming text.  The little girl journeys outside and the counting goes from 1-10…..until it rains too much then she runs inside and the counting goes backwards.  A fun story I am looking forward to reading at storytime!



Little Red Gliding Hood by Tara Lazar  and illustrated by Troy Cummings is a “fractured fairytale”…or in my words a fairytale twist…..Super great illustrations and fun text tell the story of Little Red who wants to take part in an ice skating competition but she doesn’t have a partner.  Her Granny makes all kinds of suggestions and then one day Little Red meets Wolf out on the ice.  Will he eat her?  Will he follow her back to Granny’s house?  Will they become friends?  This is a little wordy for me to read at a storytime but it is worthy of getting added to the the collection at school!


Grimmtastic Girls by Joan Holub

Published February 21, 2014 by neverwearmatchingsox

True to her giving kids a new way to discover some history and characters (The Goddess Girls), Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams introduces kids to classic fairy tale characters in this series


Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls, #1)  Red Riding Hood Gets Lost (Grimmtastic Girls, #2) Snow White Lucks Out (Grimmtastic Girls, #3)

Kids Can Press advanced reader copies (thanks so much:-)

Published January 26, 2014 by neverwearmatchingsox

I sometimes don’t log on to the Netgalley or Edelweiss site for a couple of days and I end up playing catchup for a couple of weeks.  I was super lucky this time…I applied and got these 4 new picture books within a day!

The Most Magnificent Thing  absolutely adorable!

Starring Me and You I loved this book. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this story. Pig and Bunny want to put on a play. Bunny is shy and hides. Pig is shy but doesn’t show it. When they can’t decide on what play to put on, they argue but quickly make up. Such a great story that I will for sure be adding to the collection at school

There Was an Old Sailor  If you like the “There Was An Old Lady” books, this one is a fun and different twist…my complaint about it (being that I’m vegan) is that he eats  animals (but they end up coming back up, alive and well)

The Mermaid and the Shoe  All of King Neptune’s daughters have a for Minnow, who asks too many questions. When she finds a shoe one day, she embarks on a journey to discover what this object is. She asks the crabs, whales and octopus. She then tells the story of what she discovers to her family and much to her delight uncovers her purpose in life.

The Otter, The Spotted Frog and the Great Flood

Published September 26, 2013 by neverwearmatchingsox

I love folk tales. I love the passage of stories through the generations. I didn’t have that as a kid, so when I read these stories, I yearn for time long ago. This story was beautiful. I loved the illustrations and I felt happy after I read this. I received it as an arc from Netgalley and the publisher (thank you:-). I will purchase this for my school library and read it with my older kids as I think they will appreciate it like I do!

The Otter, the Spotted Frog & the Great Flood: A Creek Indian Story