Enjoy some fairytales – New picture books

Share some magic with these age old stories and some with a twist.

Syndetics book coverThe fairytale hairdresser and the sugar plum fairy / Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.
“On the night of the winter ballet disaster strikes! The Prince of the Land of Sweets has gone missing! Who will help defend the realm from the terrible Mouse King and Queen? With the help of some enchanted toys and some fabulous fairytale fashion, can the Fairytale Hairdresser save the day? The Fairytale Hairdresser: a modern girl in a fairytale world!” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHelp / Sally Grindley ; and Peter Utton.
“An interactive version of a classic fairy tale that follows the success of the bestselling Shhh! Based on The Three Little Pigs, Help! physically involves the reader in the narrative and adventure. There’s a wolf inside this book and the pigs need to catch him. Can you help them? Don’t let him escape! Young children can lift the flaps and peep through the holes as they follow the adventure.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHansel & Gretel / Holly Hobbie.
“Holly Hobbie brings to life a favorite spooky tale from childhood. When a woodcutter and his scheming wife abandon Hansel and Gretel in the forest, all hope is lost until they come upon a cottage made of tasty sweets. But the owner is not the kindly old woman she pretends to be. Can Gretel save Hansel from the clutches of a hungry witch? Holly Hobbie’s masterful watercolors reach new heights in this spine-tingling rendition of the tale, faithful to the beloved classic.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverPeter and the wolf / adapted and illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio.
“This beautifully illustrated book has a contemporary classic look but the adapted story transports the original tale, by Sergei Prokofiev, into the 21st century. Its modern twist teaches us how we should show respect for each other, whether human or animal, and by doing this everyone can enjoy a happy ending! Stunning illustrations bring this classic story to life. Rich, detailed artwork offers scope for shared reading and discussion. Features a modern twist with a relevant message about caring for each other and the environment.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSleeping Beauty / Sarah Gibb.
“The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb’s extraordinary artwork. The beautiful Princess Rosebud, the evil curse that sends her into a deep sleep, and her rescue by a charming prince are all represented in stunning silhouettes and intricate details. Each elegant illustration perfectly captures the magic of this much-loved tale. Sure to enchant readers of all ages!” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe whisper / Pamela Zagarenski.
“Step inside the pages of a little girl’s magical book as she discovers the profound and inspiring notion that we each bring something different to the same story. Two-time Caldecott Honor artist Pamela Zagarenski debuts as an author in this tender picture book about the joy of reading.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverJack Frost / by William Joyce ; illustrated by William Joyce and Andrew Theophilopoulos.
“Before Jack Frost was Jack Frost, he was Nightlight, the most trusted and valiant companion of Mim, the Man in the Moon. But when Pitch destroys Mim’s world, he nearly destroys Nightlight too, sending him plunging to Earth where, like Peter Pan, he is destined to remain forever a boy, frozen in time. To keep the cold in his heart from taking over, he spreads it to the landscapes around him and earns a new name: Jack Overland Frost. On one particularly bleak night, Mim shines down and shows Jack a group of children in great peril. Through helping them, Jack finds the warmth he’s been yearning for, and realizes bringing joy to others can melt his own chill.” (Syndetics summary)