The story of Rapunzel is both well known and a well told fairy tale. The picture book Falling For Rapunzel by Leah Wilox and illustrated by Lydia Monks takes a colorful and original spin on the well loved tale. The adaptation takes on a new hilarious look at what really might have happened when Rapunzel's prince came to her window and she misheard his request for her hair. With bright, vivid and joyful illustrations the story comes to life with clever and quick dialogue composed of rhythms. With easy to read sentences and rhythms that create an element of delightful surprise as to what Rapunzel might really throw down to her awaiting prince. For fans of fairy tales and new comers alike, pick up Falling For Rapunzel and you'll find yourself falling for this delightful book, laughing all the way down.
Thursday, April 01, 2010
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a compilation of creepy, spooky and even funny stories, collected from folklore and retold by Alvin Schwartz. Some of the stories are intended to make someone jump. There are stories of ghosts, here one minute, gone another. There are even a few songs like "The Hearse Song", well known for its lines, "The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out, the worms play pinochle on your snout." The illustrations by Stephen Gammell are just "to die for." This classic book has been well-loved by children for decades and will continue to be as long as kids like to get a little scared. Perfect for sleepovers or camping trips. There are also two follow ups, More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones.