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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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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wacky Wednesday - Funny Fairy Tales

I was surprised when one student thought Disney wrote all those fairy tales!  We have to make sure our folk heritage is passed on to the next generations, especially if they're from all over the world.

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
The Three Little Pigs (Reading Railroad)

Red Riding Hood
Red Riding Hood (Retold by James Marshall)

Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Picture Puffin Books)
 Hansel and Gretel      Cinderella      Frog Prince
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
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and


The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
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
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
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!

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