Monster Stew

Monster Stew Take three favorite fairy tales add monsters stir welld what do you get Monster Stew of course This flavorful mix is packed with irreverent new versions of beloved stories How does a girl monster i

  • Title: Monster Stew
  • Author: Mitra Modarressi
  • ISBN: 9780789425171
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Take three favorite fairy tales, add monsters, stir welld what do you get Monster Stew, of course This flavorful mix is packed with irreverent new versions of beloved stories How does a girl monster impress a prince and his parents when she s invited to visit and sleep on a tower of mattresses What happens when Jack cuts down the beanstalk and leaves the monsterTake three favorite fairy tales, add monsters, stir welld what do you get Monster Stew, of course This flavorful mix is packed with irreverent new versions of beloved stories How does a girl monster impress a prince and his parents when she s invited to visit and sleep on a tower of mattresses What happens when Jack cuts down the beanstalk and leaves the monster from the castle stranded down on the ground What does a witch do when two plump young monsters start eating her out of gingerbread house and home With zany stories and lush, riotous illustrations, Monster Stew is a delightful dish for young readers.

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    1. Monster Stew puts a fun twist on 3 favorite fairy tales; The Princess and the Pea, Jack and The Bean Stock, and Hansel & Gretel. One activity might include Compare and Contrast the original version with the Monster Stew version. A second activity: Have the students act out their own reinvented fairy tale.

    2. "Monster Stew" is also the title of one of the three stories within this book, and it's for that story that I rated the book with five stars. It's short and very funny, higly 're-readable', has super illustrations, and is an awesome twist on the original fairy tale--and so much fun! It's among the few most-favored of all of my (and my kids') children's stories.

    3. Three classic fairy tales (The Princess and the Pea, Jack and the Bean Stalk, and Hansel and Gretel) are retold from the point of view of various monsters. The stories are fun and the illustrations of the monsters are cute and cuddly. This would work well as a comparison to other fairy tales or as a lesson on point of view.

    4. There are 3 stories in the collection. The first 2 are OK but the 3rd deserves 5 stars. The 3rd story lends its title to the title of the book and my son(3) and I read it over and over, skipping right to it each time we opened the book.

    5. You loved the illustrations, and were especially fond of the giant in the retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. You were happy to see him find a home with the mother and Jack, to be cared for and loved at last.

    6. Marvelous collection of retold fairy tales. Imagine a family for whom the test of The Princess and the Pea is meant to reveal that the princess is just too gull-darned sensitive! Fun to read aloud.

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