Books by Sophie Fatus

GRIM, GRUNT AND GRIZZLE-TAIL by Fran Parnell
Released: May 1, 2013

"Familiar fairy-tale motifs and folkloric repetition make this a solid choice for newly independent readers. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A monster story from Chile, tailor-made for new readers. Read full book review >
RONA LONG-TEETH by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
Released: May 1, 2013

"Misses the mark for the intended audience. (sources) (Folktale/early reader. 6-10)"
A Tahitian tale of a monstrous mother. Read full book review >
THE FEATHERED OGRE by Fran Parnell
retold by Fran Parnell, illustrated by Sophie Fatus
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Still, for beginning readers yearning for fantastic alternatives in their reading fare, these will hit the spot. (Early reader/folktale. 5-8)"
The first of four books that comprise a new series of folktales for emerging readers. Read full book review >
THE REAL PRINCESS by Brenda Williams
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: March 1, 2008

"While the lengthy text does not quite match the skill-level being highlighted, this is still a fun take on an old classic. (Picture book. 3-8)"
A fleshed-out "Princess and the Pea" gives readers an opportunity to practice their counting skills. Read full book review >
IF A CHICKEN STAYED FOR SUPPER by Carrie Weston
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A satisfying rendition of a classic premise. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Like the six foolish fishermen, five naïve fox cubs find themselves confused and distraught when they miscount and think one of their siblings is lost. Read full book review >
JUST LIKE SISTERS by Angela McAllister
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2006

"It's puzzling, however, that Ally is the only nonhuman in the whole story and why would people think she and Nancy are sisters unless being an alligator is supposed to stand in for being different. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In this fresh, but odd spin on pen pals, Nancy is excited that her pen pal in Florida is coming to visit; from their exchange of letters, Ally seems almost like a sister. Read full book review >
A HEN, A CHICK AND A STRING GUITAR by Margaret Read MacDonald
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"The colorful, folk-art style of the acrylic and pastel paintings echoes the simple, cheerful cacophony of the story. (audio CD) (Picture book. 2-6)"
Warning: This Chilean folktale-inspired read-aloud (and song) will have preschoolers oinking and mooing 'til the cows come home. Read full book review >
BABUSHKA by Sandra Ann Horn
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"This original gem of a story creates its own satisfying glow with polished tones in both words and art. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Another variation on the gifts for the Christ Child theme is the focus of this delightful tale starring the Russian grandmother character of Babushka. Read full book review >