Synopses & Reviews
Paul Galdoneand#8217;s masterful storytelling brings new life to this familiar high-stakes tale of a mysterious little man who makes a devastating deal with the millerand#8217;s daughter. Sold to a king who expects her to spin straw into gold, she promises Rumpelstilstkin the most valuable thing of all in exchange for his help, and she must outwit him when he comes to claim his due.
Children will delight in the illustrations, replete with details and rich colors. This new addition to the Folk Tale Classics series is an outstanding addition to any fairy tale collection.
Once upon a time, there were three bears who lived peacefully together in a house in the woods . . . until Goldilocks came along! Great Big, Middle-Sized, and Little Wee readers alike will love this delightful depiction of the original folk tale.
This familiar nursery tale features a warmly appealing bear family and a naughty, gap-toothed Goldilocks.
Paul Galdoneand#8217;s striking retelling and spirited illustrations give new life to Grimmand#8217;s classic tale of a strange little man who helps the millerand#8217;s daughter spin straw into gold. This addition to the Folk Tale Classics series has an enchanting new cover and is sure to please readers of all ages.
Spoiled Princess Penelope cannot get her new parrot to talk, even after threatening it and calling it nasty names. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the parrot gets revenge on the greedy princess in a hilarious and fitting conclusion.
"The delightfully droll humor is carried out in whimsical watercolor illustrations." School Library Journal Spoiled Princess Penelope's new parrot simply wont talk, even when she rattles its cage, calls it names, and threatens to chain it up. But when Prince Percival comes courting, the clever parrot surprises them both when he opens his beak at exactly the wrong time! This new addition to the Laugh-Along Lessons series is about the importance of speaking carefully and kindly. Includes a parent/teacher discussion guide and downloadable audio!
Fragility, a solid and sensitive hippo, learns how to take a compliment after mistaking her friend's praises as insults. Features bonus downloadable audio.
Fragility the hippo is solid on the outside and fragile on the inside. In every compliment, Fragility hears an insult. If someone says she looks nice, she hears that she looks like a big, squishy cupcakeand#8212;since cupcakes are also nice. But soon, Rudy the bully comes along to insult her for real. In the face of these insults, will Fragility realize the difference between a jab and a compliment?
This lively, hilarious tale is now part of a fun, value-priced 8" x 8" hardcover series about life lessons.
Includes downloadable audio!
About the Author
LYNN MUNSINGER has illustrated more than ninety books for children. She graduated from Tufts University in Boston and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, where she majored in illustration. She lives in Connecticut and Vermont.
Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger have been together through thick and thin since first publishing The Wizard, the Fairy, and the Magic Chicken in 1983. They have collaborated on the hilarious Tacky the Penguin series and many other wildly funny and popular titles, including the award-winning Hooway for Wodney Wat. Helen Lester is a full-time writer who makes her home in New York, and Lynn Munsinger is a full-time illustrator living in Vermont.