We all want to escape to anywhere, and have adventures through reading. Children especially! Fairy Tales are the foundation for the best stories. But, there is so much more! Norah takes us from the best traditional fairy tales, to modern fairy tales, to a new favorite- Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs. This is Mo Willems at his best! I bought the book. Be prepared to laugh your head off. Then, what if characters are in the wrong book and want to leave? Norah’s post tells it all. Delightful!
We sometimes think of reading as a form of escapism. But many stories, including those in picture books, feature an escape as part of the complication or resolution.
It doesn’t require much thought to create a list. Here are just a few to start:
#6 Traditional stories
By Charles Perrault, Harry Clarke (ill.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Jack and the Beanstalk– Jack escapes from the giant
Hansel and Gretel – the children escape from the witch
Snow White– escapes death ordered by the jealous queen
The Three Pigs – escape from the Big Bad Wolf
The Lion and the Mouse – the mouse helps the lion escape the hunter’s trap
The Gingerbread Man – escapes from the oven and those who pursue him
I had a little more difficulty in finding modern tales involving an escape, but here are a few:
#6 Modern tales
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