Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

Author: David Conway
Illustrator: Melanie Williamson

The Great Fairy Tale Disaster

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  The Big Bad Wolf is fed up with blowing down the Three Little Pigs' houses. So off he goes in search of a new fairy tale to be in! Wearing the ball gown in Cinderella didn't work because "wolves don't wear dresses!," climbing up the beanstalk and seeing the giant's huge feet scared the wolf, and "yuck" getting kissed by the prince in Sleeping Beauty is not for the wolf at all! As the wolf runs from page to page the whole book of fairy tales becomes a great mixed-up mess! Children will enjoy spotting all of their favorite characters in this hilarious twisted-fairy tale adventure!

Review: The idea of the Big Bad Wolf looking for a place in a different fairy tale is certainly a cute one, and the first couple fairy tales he jumps into deliver surprises and laughs.  But then it gets a little disjointed, and the plot doesn't really go anywhere.  As I was reading it out loud, I found myself wanting to add dialogue so that it would make more sense.  The illustrations are busy and fun!

Rating: 3 stars

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