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M&S first readers - watered down?

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hobbeschild Sat 30-Jul-16 10:31:46

I have been searching on here for first fairy tales, and it sounds as if the M&S first readers are very popular. I'm just wondering - are they watered down? I mean, do people get eaten, burnt, heads chopped off, etc. I'd prefer to stick as closely as possible to the originals (I can modify as necessary when I read them to my 3yo, and by the time he can read himself they will be fine). And are they more or less tempered than the old Ladybird versions?

E.g.
www.marksandspencer.com/first-readers-the-three-little-pigs-book/p/p22368223?prevPage=srp
vs.
www.penguin.co.uk/ladybird/books/182358/ladybird-tales-the-three-little-pigs/

I really like the sound of the Helen Oxenbury and Scott Gustafson collections - they don't appear to have skimped on the scares - but I was thinking the single stories will be easier for him to pick up and read by himself later on.

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