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HANSEL & GRETEL WEEK (4): Hansel and Gretel

Anthony Browne(Walker Books) If the other versions of Hansel and Gretel I have presented so far very much had a sense of place, this adaptation by previous Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne conveys a very strong sense of time. First published in 1981, this book depicts rather bleak elements of society at the time: the unemployment, the poverty, possibly …

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Rapunzel Week (5): The Fairytale Hairdresser

Abie Longstaff (text) & Lauren Beard (illustrations)(Random House Children’s Books) Meet Kitty Lacey, hairdresser extraordinaire with an array of famous clients: from Little Red to Thumbelina, and from the Beast to Father Christmas, they all come to visit when their hair needs a trim. But when she is called to a rather threatening-looking tower, she …

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Rapunzel Week (3): Falling for Rapunzel

Leah Wilcox (text) & Lydia Monks (illustrations)(Puffin) Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapunzel’s way.“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, throw down your hair!”She thought he said, “Your underwear” If you are looking for a humorous take on the traditional fairy-tale, this one is definitely the one for you. Hard-of-hearing Rapunzel becomes increasingly confused when …

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Rapunzel Week (2): Rapunzel

Retold by Susanna Davidson, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini(Usborne) This adaptation for newly-confident readers includes bold and simply text with lively comical and brightly-coloured illustrations. I really liked the 18th century feel to the story, specifically in the costumes. I know it is not unusual, but for some reason it really stood out for me!The strength …

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Tortoise vs Hare: The Rematch

Preston Rutt (text) & Ben Redlich (illustrations)(Meadowside Children’s Books) Harry ‘The Hurricane’ Hare has never quite gotten over his defeat to ‘Steady’ Eddie Tortoise in that race. But he is hoping  for revenge, as it’s time for a rematch!!!! This book is very, very clever, and absolutely hilarious! Preston Rutt takes the well-known traditional tale, gives it a …