READ ME A STORY by Sophie Windham

READ ME A STORY

A Child's Book of Favorite Tales
edited by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 Fifteen of the most familiar nursery tales, in a nice- looking edition with large type and pleasingly decorative illustrations. But while a few stories here are intact (e.g., ``Teeny Tiny''), the uncredited adaptations are pedestrian at best, with delightful rhythms and repetitions eliminated to make room for more contemporary-sounding syntax, unnecessary explanations (the little Billy Goat ``was trying to be brave but really his legs were trembling''), outrageous truncations (``The Three Little Pigs'' stops abruptly in the middle), and ``The Ugly Duckling'' reduced to a five-page travesty. Shop elsewhere. (Folklore. 3-8)*justify no*

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-590-44950-8
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Scholastic
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1991




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