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Book Reviews

August 3, 2010
Times Observer

Pre K-1st
by LUCY COUSINS (Candlewick, 2009)
Lucy Cousins, author of the Maisy books, brings her wonderful illustrations to some of our favorite childhood stories. She presents, in their original forms, eight stories that all children should know; Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Enormous Turnip, Henny Penny (although she changes some of the names in this one from the way I learned it), Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Little Red Hen, The Three Little Pigs, and The Musicians of Bremen. There is no sugar-coating or softening of the stories here – some of the animals do get eaten! But her illustrations with their trademark bright colors and heavy black lines make this a great book for any age child.



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