|A First Book of Fairy Tales by Mary Hoffman|
|The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde|
|Jack and the Beanstalk retold by Steven Kellogg|
|Sleeping Beauty by Brothers Grimm, illustrated by K.Y. Craft|
A few days later, we moved on to The Frog Prince.
|The Frog Prince by Brothers Grimm, retold by Edith Tarcov|
We then read a story I had never even heard of before - but I love it!
|Diamonds and Toads - a Russian fairy tale|
Have you ever read The Fisherman and His Wife? What a great tale!
|The Fisherman and His Wife retold by Rachel Isadora|
We read one of my favorites - The Princess and the Pea. I really relish the knowledge that I am introducing Juliana to these fairy tales. I want her to hear them in their non-Barbie, non-Disney form before seeing them all commercialized. I have nothing against Barbie and Disney (in fact, I wish I had stock in them), but it is important for kids to know that these stories have been around a lot longer than their favorite toys and movies have been.
|The Princess and the Pea - a Little Golden Book!|
I love that this is available as a Little Golden Book!
The last fairy tale that we read (and it will be the last one for a little while, as we are heading in to our social studies unit) is The Snow Queen - another one that I was not familiar with, but certainly a great one!
|The Snow Queen by Susan Jeffers|
Loving the art in this version of the story! The fact that it encourages friendship between boys and girls is just the icing on top!
We are, of course, continuing with our bible stories, too. We have moved into Judges and the story of Joshua. Next, we will move onto Samson and Delilah - one of my favorites.
Soon, we will be learning about working, keeping house, and mailing a letter. That's it for now!