Tuesday, August 11

Must Read Tuesday: Fairy Tales

One time I read a post where a person was sharing their views on the unspoken "rules" of blogging. I was newer to blogging at that time, and I always remember that one of the rules was to only post once in a day. I don't know if that's still current, but I'm a rule follower, so I'm still following that rule.

Having so many awesome link-up parties happen on the same day sure does make things a little complicated, though. So, I'm participating in my first Must Read Monday a day late. That's ok, though, because it can still be a must-read even if it's on a Tuesday, right?

This particular Must Read Monday caught my attention, though, because of our lovely second grade standard that asks the kids to be able to "compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story."

I'm pretty proud of the fairy tale collection I've created in my class library. During the third nine weeks of school, we take a few weeks to do a fairy tale unit. Even though I already have quite a few fairy tales, I always like reading about other quality books to add to the collection.

You can never have too many books, right? Here's a few of my favorites...

In The Three Ninja Pigs, the pigs decide to take lessons to defend themselves against bullies.

The characters in Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella are all Bigfoots. The prince is looking for his wife, so he holds a festival. He wants to find a girl who is odoriferous, picks flowers, and has matted fur.

I always get a kick out of the fractured fairy tales that tell the villain's side of the story. Who knows? People constantly misunderstand each other in real life. Maybe the villain's intentions really were just misunderstood.

Cinder-Elly is a great modern retelling of Cinderella. It's set in New York City, but the prince charming is a basketball player, and the ball is a basketball game. Instead of a glass slipper, she loses her sneaker. All the typical Cinderella elements are there with a little modern twist.

I love The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot because, not only is it a fun retelling of the Three Little Pigs, it helps the kids learn a little more about the solar system. Bonus!


Must Read Monday is hosted by The Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection. You should definitely hop on over and find some great modern fairy tales to add to your wishlist or class library, especially if you're a second grade teacher!

Oh, and don't forget about my giveaway. You only have one day left to enter. Don't delay!

Happy Tuesday!
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