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Title:
The Random House book of nursery stories
Author:
Craig, Helen.
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Publication Information:
New York : Random House, 2000.

©1999
Physical Description:
1 volume ; 28 cm
Summary:
A collection of ten well-known nursery tales, including "Goldilocks and the Three Bears, " "The Three Billygoats Gruff, " and "Little Red Riding Hood."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375805868

9780375905865
Format :
Book

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A collection of ten well-known nursery tales, including "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Billygoats Gruff," and "Little Red Riding Hood."


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. Craig shows a good understanding of the audience for nursery stories in this collection of 10 classic folktales, including "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Little Red Hen," and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff." Each page includes at least one illustration, sometimes with a colorful border and often with plenty of white space. Layouts are varied and attractive. The line drawings, brightened with cheerful tints, reflect the tales' humor as well as their pathos. The tellings are long enough to give the whole story, but short enough to hold a young child's attention; strong enough to kill off a few villains, but sensitive enough not to do so with gory descriptions. Storytellers may quibble over details, but on the whole, this book presents a fine selection of stories illustrated with innocence and verve. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Ten familiar fairy tales are retold in a simple, lively style, slightly altering traditional language such as the Great Big Bear, the Middle-Sized Bear, and the Small Baby Bear, but retaining the basic plots. Some of the repetitive rhythm is lost, but nevertheless the text reads aloud in a vivid and sprightly manner. Other entries include "Little Red Riding Hood," "The Gingerbread Man," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Magic Cooking Pot," "The Little Red Hen," "Lazy Jack," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "Chicken Little," and "The Shoemaker and the Elves." The large, attractive format, with crisp typography; brightly bordered pages; and charming, witty illustrations in cheerful watercolors, gives distinction to the collection. The figures, although somewhat cartoonlike in style, are wonderfully expressive. The pictures come in all sizes and shapes, from double-page spreads to vignettes, giving a sparkling visual variety to the stories. A worthwhile addition, even for libraries that have lots of fairy tales.-Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Little Red Riding Hoodp. 7
The Gingerbread Manp. 17
The Three Little Pigsp. 25
The Magic Cooking Potp. 33
The Little Red Henp. 39
Goldilocks and the Three Bearsp. 47
Lazy Jackp. 59
The Three Billy Goats Gruffp. 69
Chicken Littlep. 77
The Shoemaker and the Elvesp. 85