Dear Friends of 10ktoTalent,
I have a treat I want to share with you. Here below is a list of 15 of my favorite fairy tales that have beautiful illustrations. They have made me and my younger children smile over the years. I have read and enjoyed hundreds of fairy tales, but these are the top ones that also include gorgeous visuals or whimsical graphics. It is sure to please girls and boys from ages to 4 to 12 years of age.
The first column is the name of the fairy tale, the second column is the author or illustrator, and the third is the ISBN number. Make sure you use the ISBN if you can because they are so many retellings of the stories that without the numbers you might not find the ones I recommend. You can plug the ISBN number into Amazon and many other online books search tools to get the exact version I am referring to.
If you are going on vacation or wanted to treat a friend with a box of sure-fire fairy tale classics, this is the surprise box of books I would send them. Click on my affiliate link to Amazon and use the list below if you want to skip through the inferior ones on the market (forget the ones for example that are re-told by celebrities). Go straight to the good ones.
|The Little Red Hen||Jerry Pinkney||0803729359|
|Puss in Boots (Sunburst Book)||Fred Marcellino||0312659458|
|The Five Chinese Brothers (Paperstar)||Claire Huchet Bishop||0698113578|
|The Twelve Dancing Princesses||Marianna Mayer||0688080510|
|The Gingerbread Boy||Paul Galdone||0547599404|
|The Three Billy Goats Gruff||Paul Galdone||0395288126|
|The Three Bears||Paul Galdone||089919401X|
|Snow White||Paul Heins||0316354511|
|Hansel and Gretel||Rika Lesser||0698114078|
|Jack and the Beanstalk||Steven Kellogg||0688152813|
|Little Red Riding Hood||Trina Schart Hyman||0823406539|
|The Sleeping Beauty||Trina Schart Hyman||0316387088|