|What You Need to Know:
• Treasured Classics is a beautiful anthology of classic fairy/folk tales artfully illustrated.
• Michael Hague's rich drawings are brimming with detail and excitement.
• Fairy/folk tales play an important role in a child's literacy journey.
• Treasured Classics would make a lovely gift book.
|Sweet Book Summary:
Michael Hague's beautifully illustrated Treasured Classics has taken fairy tales to a whole new level. Amongst these familiar and cherished stories lie mini-masterpieces on every page. The artwork is stunning to look at and so full of detail, children will be able to pour over each page for hours. This treasury features fourteen classic stories, including: The Story of Chicken-Licken, The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Grasshopper and the Ant, The Sleeping Beauty, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding-Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Gingerbread Man, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella.
Beyond the pure enjoyment of many of these enchanting stories, fairy tales and folk tales play an important role in the literature based classroom. Teachers often use these classics to teach students (young and old) about story structure, sequencing, character development, and literary analysis. Teachers also use these tales to inspire creative writing and as the basis to many reader's theaters. The list is endless. Therefore, a child's familiarity with these stories frees him/her to attend to the lesson at hand.
Despite the bombardment of electronic media in today's world, storytelling still plays a major role in our children's literacy development, and fairy and folk tales are at the basis of that literary expression. They are also an extremely enjoyable way to cuddle up with your little one at the end of a long day. No matter how long they have been around, it never fails to amaze me to see a young child enchanted again and again by these tales.
|Author: Michael Hague Illustrator: Michael Hague Published: 2011, 136 pages
Themes: Excellent Read-Aloud, Exquisite Illustrations, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales/Fables
|Sweet Discussion Questions:
• Which story in this collection enchants you the most?
• Can you retell what happened in that story?
• Do you know any other fairy tales that are not in this book? What are they?
• Can you think of your own fairy tale? What would happen in it?
• What kind of magic would you put in your own fairy tale? Why?
|This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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