It’s time once again to visit Nonna’s Corner. Today I have a fun story geared toward three to seven-year-olds that will make you giggle. Grab a cup of coffee and see what the “Royals” and I have to say about A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE.
by Penny Parker Klostermann
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From the creators of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight comes a fun fractured fairy tale about an aspiring chef who mistakenly turns story ingredients into delectable dishes. . . . Uh-oh!
In the magical land of fairy tales, William doesn't quite fit in. He'd rather poach pears than pursue princesses, and he values gnocchi over knighthood. . . .
When he stumbles on a delivery of food destined for Fairy-Tale Headquarters (a pumpkin, apples, and a few measly beans), he decides to spice things up and whips the paltry ingredients into delectable dishes. But as you might have guessed, Snow White's wicked stepmother doesn't exactly want her magic apple baked and drizzled with caramel.
A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE written by Penny Parker Klostermann and illustrated by Ben Mantle offered up a hilarious foodie tale that adds a twist to classic fairy tales. With its subtle lesson on accepting what makes you different, this is a story your little ones will giggle over. Young William lives in the magical land of fairy tales but prefers cooking. He tries working in the local shop like the Brick House owned by three little pigs and Gingerbread-on-the-Go but decides it would be better to cook at home. Finding that his cupboards are bare, he decides to go shopping for ingredients. On the street, he finds a box with an apple, a pumpkin, and beans.
A witch, a young boy, and three little mice show up at Fairytale headquarters in search of their apple, pumpkin, and beans only to discover William has baked them into delicious dishes.
Young readers are left to learn what happens. Will their stories end in happily ever after? Will William ever get to be a real chef? Find out in this delightful tale.
The illustrations are beautiful, vivid and plentiful. Sophia who is almost three delighted in the story and laughed when familiar fairytale characters were present. When we finished, she wanted to bake in her kitchen, where we enjoyed a make-believe feast.
- Age Range: 3 – 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 2
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