Fairy Tales Book

(12 Posts)
lydiasays Tue 26-Feb-13 09:47:05

Scott Gustafson's Classic Fairy Tales has some incredible painted illustrations. It's worth a look just for the artwork by itself.

RosieMBanks Thu 07-Feb-13 14:26:43

The Book People have this set of 20 Usborne classic stories. link
This is a wonderful collection, but for slightly older children.

Takver Sat 26-Jan-13 09:31:06

You need the Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection, its showing for mad prices on Amazon but you can get it for a couple of quid via abebooks

summerglory Sat 26-Jan-13 06:55:33

My dd got given a fairy tale storybook from m&s great traditional stories in it def recommend

ctrlaltdel Sat 26-Jan-13 06:51:10

The individual ones from M&S are pretty good and without any gorey details!

I was going to suggest Usbourne too. DD got a nice one for christmas.

lolalotta Sat 26-Jan-13 06:37:52

Usbourne do a nice collection of fairy tales...

sleepywombat Sat 26-Jan-13 05:03:58

Thank you Lavenderhoney, I usually get from book depository, so will see if they have the Puffin one.

Lavenderhoney Sat 26-Jan-13 04:54:22

Puffin do a compilation of fairly tales and nursery rhymes. Don't buy the Disney book abroad they have dreadful grammatical mistakes! You will find yourself stoping and thinking " what?"

I tell mine them from memory. And I buy Winnie the pooh etc from book depository as its free shipping abroad.

sleepywombat Sat 26-Jan-13 04:45:46

ooh thanks, I wonder if they ship internationally though...

Bearandcub Sat 26-Jan-13 04:35:10

You can still but Ladybird books from their website.

sleepywombat Sat 26-Jan-13 04:30:08

I thought my almost 3 yo ds ought to know the most famous fairy tales (Goldilocks, Snow White etc), since they're always re-enacting them on Playschool and discussing them in Primary school.

Without thinking, I bought him a cheapish compilation from local supermarket. The versions of the stories are even more gruesome than usual. Yes, I know fairy tales aren't that nice - but this is ridiculous. The giant from Jack and The Beanstalk is pictured with a gun & Daddy Bear says the most horrible things! There is a lot of gory detail surrounding the killing, eating, cutting open etc of various characters. DS always asks me to read them & I find myself missing out chunks & making up alternative endings!

So, can anybody recommend me a fairly 'nice' book of fairy tales?!

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