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Fractured Fairy Tales

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Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears
by Corey Rosen Schwartz
In this fractured fairy tale, the Three Bear Band holds tryouts for a lead singer.
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
by Mo Willems
Presents the wacky story of three dinosaurs, including a visitor from Norway, who insist that they have not tidied up their home and prepared yummy pudding to trap a tasty little girl.
Jack and the Baked Beanstalk
by Colin Stimpson
After their café fails, Jack takes his mother's last few pennies and exchanges them for a can of magic baked beans that then lead Jack on a journey to a giant who is bored with counting his fortune.
Once Upon a Time, the End: Asleep in 60 Seconds
by Geoffrey Kloske
A tired father takes only a few sentences to tell a number of classic tales in order to get the persistent listener to fall asleep.
Red Riding Hood and the Sweet Little Wolf
by Rachael Mortimer
When Little Wolf, who doesn't want to be a Big Bad Wolf, is sent to catch dinner, she meets Red Riding Hood and the two of them come up with a solution.
That Is Not a Good Idea!
by Mo Willems
One day, a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient . . . ?
The Three Triceratops Tuff
by Stephen Shaskan
On a mission to find some grub, three triceratops brothers must first find a way to outsmart a tyrannosaurus rex with his own dinner plans. Based on the story The three billy goats gruff.
The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs
by Jon. Scieszka
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
There Was an Odd Princess Who Swallowed a Pea
by Jennifer Ward
Set in a castle, this variation on the traditional, cumulative rhyme looks at the consequences of a princess's strange diet.
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: the Story of Jack and the Beanstalk As Told By the Giant
by Eric Braun
The giant tells what really happened when Jack kept climbing up the beanstalk and sneaking into his house.
What's the Time, Mr. Wolf?
by Debi Gliori
Mr. Wolf's day is packed, not only with his own activities and errands, but with such characters as three giggling pigs and a fiddling cat continually asking him what time it is, until, at last, it is bedtime.
Who Pushed Humpty Dumpty?: and Other Notorious Nursery Tale Mysteries
by David Levinthal
Police detective Binky investigates the theft of a golden goose, the poisoning of Snow White, and other fairy tale crimes.
Updated 03/06/2014
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