First Favourite Tales: The Enormous Turnip Hardcover – 25 Mar 1999
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Irene Yates is a children's book creator. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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I bought this entire series to give as birthday and christmas presents, to my 2 year old daughter and to other children. They have been a massive hit. The illustrations are lovely and, like the Snuggle Up series, the way they are written with rhyme and repetition as a central theme make them irresistible to toddlers. My daughter loves these books and wants to read them again and again, and they encourage her to join in too. I really wanted to introduce her to some of the classic fairy stories and this is a great, updated, way of doing so. Highly recommended.
BUT - I have an issue with some of the text. I am fine with stories which rhyme - who could find fault with Gruffalo or Stick Man, or indeed the Sharatt / Tucker version of the 3 little pigs - and I am fine with stories that don't rhyme. What I find difficult is that some of this rhymes and some of it doesn't. And where it does, you sometimes get the impression that the words have been changed to artificially make it rhyme; it doesn't quite feel right, and often it doesn't scan. We also have Goldilocks and the 3 bears from this series, and The Sly Fox and the Red Hen, and they're the same. (eg "Once there was a little red hen. She lived in a little red henhouse, safe and sound, with a little blue door and windows all around.") It doesn't bother my daughter at all, but it does me!
So not a bad choice, especially if your child is a sensitive soul :-), but personally I'll buy traditional fairy stories from another series in future.
PS I had to explain what a turnip was :-)
highly recommended for young children (age <2/3)
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