Monday, January 25, 2010

Book Sharing Monday

Our book this Monday is Extra! Extra! Fairy-Tale News from Hidden Forest by Alma Flor Ada, illustrated by Leslie Tryon.

We read it last evening and found it rather interesting. ( I found it funny.)  Basically, it's written in newspaper style using stories from well-known fairy-tales, as well as characters most children will know/remember (Big Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, Peter Rabbit).  As we read the stories, which are short and cute, I'd ask my children, "what story is this from?" or "can you guess who this is about?"  There are three issues of the newspaper so that you get the conclusion to all stories started in the first issue.


I did have to do a bit of explaining about the Op-Ed pieces.  So it gave us some learning time too!  Definitely check it out if this piques your interest!

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Alma Flor Ada said...

Thaks so much for having shared my book Extra! Extra! Fairy-tales Letters from Hidden Forest. I am delighted that you enjoyed and that you took the time to use the Op-Ed section to show how there can always be more than one point of view on an issue... my hope in writing this book is not only to entertain (great you fund it funny) but also to awaken children's curiosity about newspapers and to engage them in making their own reflections about news.
Again, thanks for sharing the book and for your words about it!
With all best wishes, Alma Flor

~Leslie said...

We did enjoy the book, I even suggested that my husband, a HS English/Lit teacher, use it as an example of what his students could create!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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