A modern setting, plenty of humor (and some real rhyming gems)
diverse characters and positive gender roles mix with intertextual references
to create a combination which will delight young fairytale fans while appeasing parents who might be concerned about the old-fashioned values of traditional tales
This is a clever series – each time you re-read it with your child (or with a class) they will pick up something fresh; a reference to yet another fairytale. The clever and witty writing is set off excellently by the illustrations which bring a contemporary feel to the old favourites.