Ordinary Tales: Or When Fairytale Characters Behave Themselves and Mind Their Manners.
The story was inspired by a class discussion about fairytales and how some of the discussion participants thought that fairytales were too violent, unsavory, or otherwise inappropriate for children. Fairytales can be strange but that's what I love about them, and I started to think, what would the stories be like if the characters were all kind and polite to each other? My guess is that they wouldn't be very interesting.
And speaking of fairytales, you should check out Neil Gaiman's new picture book for all ages Instructions, illustrated by Charles Vess. It tells you what you should do if you should happen to find yourself inside a fairytale world. Absolutely gorgeous illustrations. You could really get lost in them.
So that's all I have for now. I know the school year is winding down and the library is closed but the public library is still open so keep reading!