Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Its Not about the Straw by Veronika Charles –ADVISABLE

Charles, Veronika Its Not about the Beanstalk 64 pgs. Tundra Books, 2012. $5.36.  Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: G.
Three kids share banter and different versions of well known fables and fairy tales. In this book features Rumpelstiltskin stories from Germany, Scotland, and Japan.
This one was a particularly fascinating read as the concept of Rumpelstiltskin is portrayed in different cultures – he isn't always a man, and the name guessing component is the common thread. Student will have fun discussing this and other concepts from the reading. The inclusion of the three children telling the stories is critical to making this series fun.

Elementary –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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