Saturday, January 27, 2007
Next week Buddy Boy's preschool teacher is doing a fairy tale theme. She asked the parents to send in a fairy tale book to share with the class. She is doing projects on glass slippers, frog kisses, porridge bowls and ugly ducklings. Buddy Boy said the story should have a princess in it. I am trying to think of a fairy tale with a protagonist that is a person of color. All I can come up with is Sam and the Tigers and Flossie and the Fox. I am not talking about folktales here, but fairy tales. Fairy Tales traditionally include magical creatures or an element of magic. I thought about The Black Snowman, The People Could Fly or Her Stories, but these are four year olds and I think those books would be a little hard to read aloud to this young group. We need something short, fast paced and with brilliant illustrations. What would you suggest?