Fractured Fairy Tales
Fairy tales are a beloved tradition that can be traced all the way back to Ancient Greece, where Aesop passed down his classic fables by way of oral storytelling. These types of fantasy stories have long been popular among children, and are a useful tool for early literacy! Children love to hear the same story over and over again. Repetition is actually very beneficial for kids when they are learning how to read, but sometimes it's fun to change things up! In the past several years, many children's book authors have been coming up with new twists on these old favorites. I fondly remember some classic new twists: The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig and The Paper Bag Princess from when I was a kid! Read on to discover some of my personal favorite new takes or "fractured" fairy tales!