‘Newfangled’ modern takes on classic fairy tales

NEWFANGLED FAIRY TALES, BOOK #1: Classic Stories With a Funny Twist.

NEWFANGLED FAIRY TALES, BOOK #2: Classic Stories With a Funny Twist. By Bruce Lansky and Timothy Tocher. For ages 7-10

By Mcgeath Freeman

Lowcountry Parent

In these two collections of fairy tales, you’ll find contemporary takes on classics such as Little Red Riding Hood, King Midas, Rapunzel and Goldilocks as well as 16 others.

Think you know everything about the old fairy tales?

Think again.

The Big Bad Wolf is running a dream scam for food on Little Red until his son, L.B., messes things up.

And did you know that King Midas was a workaholic?

Kids who think they can’t relate to classic fairy tales may want to give these versions a read.

The modern twists make them accessible to today’s children and will have them giggling as they turn the page to begin the next fairy tale.

Kids may miss the message in each story, but they won’t miss the humor.

McGeath Freeman reviews children’s books for Lowcountry parent magazine. To see previous reviews, go to www.lowcountry parent.com.