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Jack and the Beanstalk

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Title: Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Retold by Vera Southgate

Publisher: Ladybird/Ladybird Tales

Number of pages: 10/47

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/220-jack-and-the-beanstalk-a-touch-and-feel-book-.html; https://www.laternabooks.com/laterna_product_details.php?v=12878&c=111; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jack-Beanstalk-Ladybird-Touch-Fairy/dp/1409304515; Free Download here: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/stories-jack-and-the-beanstalk-transcript-final-2012-09-21.pdf

Price: N1000; N650; 2.80GBP

MY SUMMARY

Jack, a poor little boy lived with his mother on a farm. One day, his mother sent him to the market to sell their most prized possession, a cow. Jack however, traded the cow for some bean seeds. His poor mother, angry at the boy, threw the beans out the widow and sent the boy to sleep. The following morning, a beanstalk that reached far into the sky had grown right outside the window. Jack climbed up the stalk into the sky to find a beautiful castle in the clouds, a golden goose that laid golden eggs and a harp that played itself. Read the story to find out what happened when the owner of the castle, a giant, caught Jack trying to run away with his prized possessions.

One of the most popular lines from the story is the giant’s, “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!”

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great introduction to the world of fairytales. Jack’s story is a great adventure story that all kids will love. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! Older kids can read this too.

DOWN: None

RATING

4.5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first told over 5,000 years ago.

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/stories-jack-and-the-beanstalk-transcript-final-2012-09-21.pdf
  2. Listen to the story here: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/jack-and-the-beanstalk
  3. Read the play here: http://www.grandviewlibrary.org/ReadersTheater/JackBeanstalk/JackBeanStalk.pdf
  4. Activities here: http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pyr/factsheets/9780582428591.pdf
  5. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of the beanstalk on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour Jack (2-3 year olds)

https://pintsizedbookworms.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/703e4-jack-and-the-beanstalk.jpg

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, June 8th 2016.

Next Book of the Week:

THE LITTLE BLUE COW by Thecla Ojeifo

 

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Little Red Riding Hood

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Title: Little Red Riding Hood

Author: Retold by Renee Cloke

Publisher: Award Publication/Usborne

Number of pages: 24/64

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.amazon.com/Ladybird-Tales-Little-Riding-Hood/dp/1409311120/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1463697512&sr=1-1&keywords=little+red+riding+hood+ladybird+tales;  http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Fairy-Little-Riding-Ladybird/dp/1409304493/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=514Zl8vx3-L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=15BZ7EE4Z9KHHVQKBX3T ; http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/little-red-riding-hood/ ; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Usborne-Reading/dp/0746084110;  Free Download here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b

Price: N500; $2.99; N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Another classic fairytale. Little Red Riding Hood’s Grandma is sick so her mum makes a food basket and asks Little Red to take it to her. She repeatedly warns her not to talk to strangers on the road but Little Red disobeys her mum and talks to the sly fox. Sly fox quickly speeds to Grandma’s house, gobbles her up, changes into Grandma’s clothes and waits for Little Red to arrive so as to eat her up as well. Read the book to find out what became of Little Red, Grandma and the food basket. One of my best lines from the book:

“Grandma, what large teeth you have …” says Little Red

“The better to eat you with.” replies the fox.

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This was hands down, one of my favourite little girl books! I loved it to pieces! I wanted that red cape too! Red has been my favourite colour since I can remember! Anyway, back to the book. It also introduces kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales! Both have vibrant illustrations but the Ladybird book also has different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. This story has a lesson or two. It teaches little readers that there are consequences for disobedience and talking to strangers. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! Older kids can read this too. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water.

DOWN: Depending on the version you read, the end can be sad or not!

RATING

4.5 or 5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published by Charles Perrault and the Brother’s Grimm.
  2. This story has had at least three different versions with three different endings. In some versions, the fox swallows the grandma and the small girl; in others, it hides the grandma in a closet and doesn’t eat the little girl. Sometimes, the fox swallows the grandma and the little girl whole and a wood cutter rescues them from its stomach, and sometimes, the wood cutter is a hunter!

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Create your own Little Red Riding Hood book here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  2. Some Little Red Riding Hood activities here: https://vk.com/doc8069473_212444066?hash=bdc9e2603bc7958ac0&dl=e2e6b90514c43d666b
  3. Watch a video here:

CHALLENGE: LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of little Red Riding Hood on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the fox (2-3 year olds)

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring.php?id=2408

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 31st 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

 

 

 

 

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Title: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Author: Ladybird/Usborne

Publisher: Ladybird/Usborne

Number of pages: 12/64

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale; Classic

Age: 0 – 4; 4-8

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/literature/167-goldilocks-and-the-three-bears.html?search_query=goldilocks+and+the+three+bears+&results=3;  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Ladybird-Touch/dp/1409304477;  for older readers: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/product/goldilocks-and-the-three-bears/; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Goldilocks-Three-Bears-Usborne-Reading/dp/0746084110;  Free Download here: http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/threebears/threebears.pdf

Price: N1000; 5:99 GBP; N580; 4.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Another classic fairytale. In this story, a golden-haired little girl wanders into the woods and into the home of a Bear family. The Bears: Father, Mother and Baby were out. Goldilocks helps herself to their food, chair and beds, eating up Baby bear’s food, breaking his chair and sleeping in his bed. Read the book to find out what happens when the bears return and find Goldilocks in Baby bear’s bed!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great book for toddlers! (and lower level primary school kids) I loved it as a child! It was right up there with Little Red Riding Hood! It has vibrant illustrations and different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. This book could be used to teach little ones the importance of staying away from strange places and people and not taking things that don’t belong to them. It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! The version for older readers will teach the importance of obedience.

DOWN: None.

RATING

5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. The character Goldilocks was named for her hair! She had golden locks (hair)
  2. The first documented version of this story was published by Robert Southey[1]
  3. More options for buying this book: http://product.chelisbookazine.com/?s=goldilocks&post_type=product

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: http://www.kizclub.com/storytime/threebears/threebears.pdf
  2. Create your own Goldilocks and the Three Bears story book here: http://www.ptools.com/Blog/Goldilocks-and-the-Three-Bears.pdf

CHALLENGE: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the picture of Goldilocks and the three bears on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the three Bears (2-3 year
    1. olds)

    http://azcoloring.com/coloring/8cz/K4d/8czK4ddcp.jpg

    Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 24th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

 

 

 

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[1] http://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/GoldilocksAndTheThreeBears; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks_and_the_Three_Bears

The Gingerbread Man

Title: The Gingerbread Man

Author: Ladybird

Publisher: Ladybird

Number of pages: 10

Type of Book: Fiction; Fairytale

Age: 0 – 4

Available here: http://www.learnington-ng.com/activity/17-touch-and-feel-book-gingerbread-man.html; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gingerbread-Man-Ladybird-Touch-Fairy/dp/1409304469

Price: N1000; 5.99GBP

MY SUMMARY

Imagine it’s your daughter’s birthday and you’ve just baked the perfect Disney princess cake for her. Then as soon as you open the oven, ZOOM!!! the Princess cake jumps off the pan and dashes out of your kitchen. Impossible right? Not in this book. In this book, an old lady baked a gingerbread cookie in the shape of a man and as soon as she opened the oven to take it out, the cookie got up and took off. The old lady gave chase, followed by her husband, then a pig, a cow, and a horse but the cookie refused to be caught and eaten. Read the book to find out what became of the gingerbread man!

THUMBS UP AND DOWN

UP: This is a great book for toddlers! It introduces kids to the wonderful world of fairy tales! It has vibrant illustrations and different touch and feels on every page to introduce your toddler to textures. I recommend this book for all kids aged 0 to 4! It’s a board book so it’s sturdy and will survive bites, spills and dunks in water.

DOWN: I didn’t like the end.

RATING

4.5 Stars.

TRIVIA

  1. This story was first published in 1875![1]

HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK

  1. Read the story here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/stories/folktale/gingerbreadman/story/
  2. Create your own Gingerbread Man story book here: http://www.enchantedlearning.com/stories/folktale/gingerbreadman/story/print.shtml

CHALLENGE: The Gingerbread Man

CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)

  1. Draw and colour the gingerbread man on the cover of the book (4 year olds)

OR

  1. Identify and colour the Gingerbread Man (2-3 year olds)

http://www.supercoloring.com/sites/default/files/styles/coloring_medium/public/cif/2015/11/christmas-gingerbread-man-coloring-page.png

Send your answers to ugochinyelu.anidi@gmail.com

Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.

Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Tuesday, May 17th 2015.

Next Book of the Week:

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

 

 

 

 

 

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gingerbread_Man

 

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