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Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children School & Library Binding – Mar 2001

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  • School & Library Binding
  • Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613296125
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613296120
  • Product Dimensions: 28.6 x 21.2 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,962,806 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emi on 16 Dec. 2002
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to teach some little girls about classic Western stories, but they found the pictures too dark and scary. I was also suprised to find I could not understand the stories myself as many of them had been shortened beyond recognition, and they seemed to have completely lost their meaning. Also, many of the stories are not what I would consider the most popular ones. Finally, they recommend it for ages 4-8, but I do not think children under 8 could really enjoy this book. There are not enough pictures and they can't turn the pages as each story spans across one or only a couple of pages. The pictures I did not find really depicted the story, rather a single scene, and children kept saying how scary it was and trying to turn the pages to look at the other "scary pictures" and screaming rather then listen to the story.
I am still looking for a really good book of classic childrens stories for children ages 4-6years old...
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Art gives new slant to old tales 6 Jun. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Although I prefer realistic illustrations the artisty of Eric Carle is fun to look at and the bold, splashy colors of his tissue-paper collages get the attention of children. The book contained a good mix of fairy tales from Hans Christian Anderson and the Brothers Grimm, as well as some of Aesop's Fables. The book had some tales that I had never heard such as The Marsh King's Daughter and The Traveling Companion, and the rendition of The Wild Swans is one of the best I have read. My favorite illustration was of the horse in Tom Thumb.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Charming! 21 Jan. 2005
By lisasbookshelf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: School & Library Binding
This book is simply a pleasure to read. Carle illustrates in a style all his own. If you like his work you will not want to be without this charming collection of 22 classic tales told in a fun, conversational stlye. Five stars.
17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
thought this was terrible, do not recommend 4 Dec. 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to continue teaching little Japanese children (4-7) partly brought up in the states classic western children stories, but then realised that the stories had all been shortened- some to a point they were not understandable. I thought a lot of the messages the original writers were trying to portray were lost, and the children found the pictures scary. There were a lot of stories I had not heard of, and very few of the ones I would have called classics.
I just want to warn that the pictures are fairly dark and gloomy and that the stories have been adapted and shortened a lot in some cases. Most stories only have one picture of a single scene and are very heavy on words, whereas children tend to find it much easier to follow if there are more pictures.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Enjoyed this 1 Jan. 2003
By Wandering Aesop - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you love stories, you'll really enjoy this. My students did. Also nice to add to your collection are: Aesop for Children (Winter), Grimm's complete fairy tales (Grimm), Great Children's stories (Richardson), The Butterfly (Singh). There are many other great children's books out there, but these were the ones I enjoyed the most. Oh, and I almost forgot the two classics that no children should ever be deprived of: The Little Prince (Exupery) and Charlotte's Web (White).
Three Stars 3 Mar. 2015
By eren the titan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Too wordy compared to his other stuff
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