Penelope Anne Cole
Penelope Anne Cole enjoys writing children’s stories to be read aloud. “Reading to children is the best way to help them love literature.” Ms. Cole has taught and tutored at every grade level, K to 12, and community college. She also reviews children's books. When not writing or reviewing children’s books, Ms. Cole enjoys dog walking, reading, gardening, church, and choir activities. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a member of the California Writers Club: Fremont Area Writers, SF Peninsula Writers, and South Bay Writers, and is a Reading Therapist with Read America. Ms. Cole reviews books at
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Her website is www.penelopeannecole.com
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Wacky Wednesday - Funny Fairy Tales
Find the classics, but since this is Wacky Wednesday. . .
If you haven't already checked out James Marshall's books, here are some funny fairy tales, retold in a funny fashion:
The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad)
Red Riding Hood (Retold by James Marshall)
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books)
Hansel and Gretel (Picture Puffins), James Marshall's Cinderella, The Frog Prince (Hello Reader)
Also, you'll want to look at Jon Scieszka's
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
And from Trish Speed Shaskan:
Seriously, Cinderella is SO Annoying: The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother. . .the Other Side, and
Honestly, Red Riding Hood Was Rotten: The Story of Little Red Riding Hood as Told by the Wolf. . .the Other Side.
It's a good idea to start with the originals before veering off into the hilarious! Enjoy!