Author: Esme Raji Codell
Illustrator: Elisa Chavarri
Publisher: Aladdin, 32 Pages (January 4th 2011)
Age Range: 4-8
From: the Publisher, Thank You!
Synopsis: Parents and children love to play "question" games; Would you eat spaghetti made with gummy worms? Would you wear your clothes backwards all day? Sometimes the answer is "yes" and sometimes it's "no"--but the fun is in the asking. Gifted writer and educator Esme Raji Codell has writtten a book that incorporates fractured fairy tales with this kind of parent-child interplay to create a pitch-perfect combination of bedtime read-aloud and fairytales that will delight children and parents!
Review: 4 Stars - Fairly Fair Tales by Esma Raji Codell is a cute book that puts a new twist on some classic stories. With few words, it’s the illustrations by Elisa Chavarri that make the book entertaining and will without a doubt have kid’s imaginations running.
From page to page the visuals have high impact because with each reading there’s always something new to see. I love illustrations such as this, especially when kids tend to latch on to a favorite book and like to read it over and over again. My niece loves this book, she thinks it’s funny that Cinderella ends up dancing at a disco and that Jack and the Bean Stalk characters end up at an Italian restaurant eating spaghetti and meatballs.
All in all, this is a super cute book that I’ll be looking forward to reading with the girls over and over again, always looking for something new to see in the amazing illustrations. Enjoy!
FTC Disclaimer: I did NOT pay for this book, nor have I been compensated at all in any way or means for reading and writing this HONEST review.