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Picture Book Fairy Tales With a Twist!

For Summer Reading 2020, we are celebrating all things fairy tales! "Imagine Your Story" by checking out these unique picture books: Fairy tales...with a twist! Click on each book to see it in our catalog!

Don't forget to join us for a StoryTots Tea Party - Thursdays at 10:30am - where we will be reading some of these twisted tales! For more information, click HERE!

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

by Jon Scieszka

Super silly retellings of classic fairy tales! Jack (from the Bean Stalk) is the narrator. The Stinky Cheese Man smells pretty bad, and sounds an awful lot like the Gingerbread Man! The Prince puts a bowling ball under the mattress in place of the pea because seriously...WHO CAN FEEL A PEA UNDER 100 MATTRESSES?

This title is also available on OverDrive!

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

For fans of Kung Fu Panda! These three pigs have some serious martial arts skills! Will it be enough when the Big Bad Wolf comes to town and causes chaos?

The hero of this story is the third pig - she proves that girls can do anything!

Chickerella by Mary Jane Auch

Instead of leaving behind a glass slipper... this princess leaves behind a glass egg!

Mary Jane and Herm Auch have several "fowl" retellings of classic fairy tales. Their illustrations are done using mixed media and are very unique and unusual!

Goldilocks and Just One Bear

by Leigh Hodgkinson

Who doesn't love a great sequel? Baby Bear is all grown up and ventures out of the woods. When he arrives in the big city, it is so overwhelming! Then he finds an apartment, where he decides to curl up for a nap. Can you guess whose apartment he found?

Snow White and the 77 Dwarfs

by Davide Cali

Snow White runs from the Evil Witch. She finds a little cabin in the woods...with 77 dwarfs! Better than a poisoned apple, right? How about you try cooking 77 breakfasts, making 77 beds, and doing 77 loads of laundry. Over and over and over again! Snow White realizes she CANNOT deal.

How to Cook a Princess by Ana Martinez Castillo

Delightfully dark. A witch's cookbook with some familiar recipes featuring some familiar "entrees."

Don't forget - the original Grimms fairy tales were not always full of happy endings!

The Frog Prince, Continued

by Jon Scieszka

Once a frog, always a frog! After that magical kiss, the Prince and Princess should now live happily ever after!

But the Princess can't stand his hippity-hoppity, slimy, froggy ways, and the Frog Prince is now wondering if life was better before he became a human.

Can he find a witch that will reverse the spell?

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

by Jon Scieszka

How bad is the Big Bad Wolf...really? In this retelling, told by the Wolf himself, he isn't bad at all!

He was just baking a cake and needed some sugar from his pig neighbors. That huffing and puffing was more of an accidental sneeze. The pigs framed him. He swears on his granny. Really!

This title is also available on Hoopla!

There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight by Penny Parker Klostermann

This book is making me hungry! The dragon eats several medieval townsfolk, animals, and other things before suffering from an upset tummy.

Burps all around!

Little Red's Riding 'Hood

by Peter Stein

Perfect for our "all-things-on-wheels" patrons! This retelling involves Little Red visiting his Granny Putt Putt. When he comes across Tank, the biggest, scariest machine of them all, a high-speed chase ensues!

This title is also available on OverDrive!

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