The kids are loving fairy tales more and more, and I am loving these two fabulous library finds! Fairy Tale Feasts by Jane Yolen is brimming with fairy tales from all over the world, paired with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts, sprinkled with beautiful illustrations and excellent cooking tips for kids. Yolen even adds her own original new fairy tale at the end of the book. Check this out and cook up a Fairy Tale Feast with your kiddos!
Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne is a wonderful new twist on the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. It turns out that Kate and her mom are the true owners of the castle up in the clouds that an evil giant took (along with their harp, goose, etc.) and Kate uses her guts and guile to save the day!
Osborne's story is a fun, clever update to this classic, and Giselle Potter's illustrations make this book a feast for the eyes.
And, my favorite part? My daughter now says, "Fee fi fo fum, I smell the blood of an Enlishwoman!"