Saturday, October 23, 2021

Kids (and Adults) with the Unexpected Fairytale Mashup in the Upcoming Picture Book Release, "Redlocks and the Three Bears" - Available 11/2 (Review)

 Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

(Releases on Nov. 2, 2021)

If you and your child are fans of colored pencil illustrations and fairy tales, then you will love this upcoming picture book release, "Redlocks and the Three Bears."  Just look at the title and the cover art above, you can see that this will be a mixed up fairy tale version of the classic "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" stories.  Instead of Goldilocks, this book has Little Red Riding Hood coming to stay at the bears' house. But, she is not the only character that is out of place in the story, as the wolf pays a visit, and then they run off hoping to get help from the 3 Little Pigs.  

Fans of classic fairy tales will really like this new tale featuring all your favorite beloved characters all in one story.  Yes, it is mixed up, but that is what makes this such a cute story, and one kids of all ages, and even adults will enjoy reading time and time again. My girls and I really enjoyed this book the first time we read it, and it has become a staple at bedtime.

More about this book:

"Goldilocks meets Little Red Riding Hood in this charming and unexpected fairytale mashup from the New York Times bestselling Illustrator of Easter Cat!

KNOCK! KNOCK! When the Three Bears answer the door, it's not Goldilocks they meet, but a stranger from a different story. It's Little Red Riding Hood—and the Big Bad Wolf is close behind her! Still, much unfolds as expected: porridge is eaten, a chair is broken, and there is a girl asleep in Baby Bear's bed. Does Little Red fit in this book after all? Perhaps it's the Wolf who will surprise us. With a bit of courage and much compassion, the Bears and Little Red learn that characters, just like the stories we tell, can change over time.

In this quirky combination of familiar fairy tales, Claudia Rueda tells a new story about what happens when we open our minds, hearts, and homes to the utterly unexpected.

FAIRYTALES—WITH A TWIST: From the original mind of Claudia Rueda, this fresh take on classic fairy tales is an inspired nod to the storytelling tradition and reveals how some of our most beloved, time-honored children's stories interact with each other . . . literally, and with hilarity. This fairytale mashup will charm even the most jaded of readers with its humor, its wild and endearing characters, and its unexpected meta twists.

FOR FANS OF.: Sure to be read side-by-side with mash-up classics like Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and David Wiesner's The Three Pigs!

MILLENNIAL LITTLE RED: Little Red Riding Hood has got a punk personality and aesthetic. She breaks down the barriers that stand in her way, including escaping traditional narratives and endings.

EMPATHY FOR THE WOLF: Is The Big Bad Wolf really so big, and really so bad? Approach a "villain" with a little empathy, and you may just make a new friend!

INSPIRED BY BOOKS: Inspired by antique books, Claudia Rueda has infused this book with classic bookmaking, from flourishes on book covers and type design, to playing with meta touches like walking between books, past title pages, and in to other stories.

CURRICULUM TIE-IN: Perfect for teachers and librarians looking for tools for teaching about storytelling and narrative.

Perfect for: For fans of fairytale mash-ups, parents, educators"

 Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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