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Yummy : Eight Favorite Fairy Tales
by Lucy Cousins


Overview - A 2010 "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
Beware these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations.
Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork.
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Overview
A 2010 "New York Times" Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year
Beware these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations.
Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork. In this bold, funny, and unflinching collection, the beloved author-illustrator retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty. With her sly, simple language and vibrant illustrations, even the scariest fiends become the stuff of shared hilarity and shivery thrills."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780763644741
  • ISBN-10: 0763644749
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 121
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-7
  • Dimensions: 11.64 x 10.31 x 0.66 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.19 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Classics
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 139.
  • Review Date: 2009-07-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Anyone expecting the gentleness of the Maisy books in Cousins's retellings of eight fairy tales is in for a whopper of a surprise—although the cheeky title does provide a tip-off. Who knew Cousins could depict a wolf decapitation (“Little Red Riding Hood”) or stewing (“The Three Little Pigs”) with such relish? Or that she'd find a creepiness factor in the Henny Penny story worthy of Flannery O'Connor? Cousins embraces all the primitive, enduring fears and desires that drive these stories, and then beckons readers to hop on a rollicking narrative roller coaster (“I'm going to gobble you up,” says a troll, threatening the biggest of the Billy Goats Gruff, who responds, “Then I'll bash you to bits”). There are thrills big and small on every color-saturated page: a Goldilocks who sports ginormous pigtails that seem to have an emotional life all their own; the hairy orange goat-eating troll with his neon green mani-pedi; a little red hen with enough feminine industriousness to rival Rosie the Riveter. Make room on the shelf. A new classic has arrived. Ages 3–up. (Aug.)

 
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