This week at the Library we borrowed the book The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz. A little back-story: I am married to a man with a second degree black belt and a love for all things Japanese, karate, or ninja related. I love fractured fairy tales. So when I saw this book, I knew we'd all love it. And we did.
It was funny. It rhymed (well). It taught the concept of follow-through, and working hard to accomplish a goal. But without being preachy. Some of it went over the kids heads I'm sure, but the pictures are great, and the story easy to follow.
I do think it helps a kid to know the original fairy tale before reading the fractured fairy tales. Otherwise they aren't nearly as funny. So I asked Stella to tell me the original story. She's a good story teller.
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