I love fairy tales. I love the comfort that comes from reading them; good always wins over evil, the princess finds her prince and the bad guy always seems to get it in the end. I also love to read new versions of fairy tales. As an author, I am curious to see how other authors take a story that we know by heart and twist it on its ear.
One such author is Jon Scieszka. In addition to his other wonderful books, he has written such titles as: “The True Story of The Three Little Pigs”, “The Frog Prince Continued”, “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales”. These twisted versions are fun and take you in a direction that you never expected to go.
Another twist on the typical fairy tale is the book: “Once Upon a Time, The End (Asleep in 60 seconds)” By Geoffrey Kloske and illustrated by Barry Blitt.
This fun book is filled with humorously edited stories and clever versions of the classic tales we have grown up with.
Another favorite is “Falling for Rapunzel” written by Leah Wilcox and illustrated by Lydia Monks.
Written in lively verse, “Falling for Rapunzel” tells the story of the Prince who hears Rapunzel’s distress over a bad hair day and attempts to rescue her with hilarious results.
These are only a few of the hundreds of great twisted fairy tales out there. Can you think of any more?
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