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Fantastic Fractured Fairy Tales for Kids

Welcome to a world where fairy tales take an unexpected turn! Our collection of fractured fairy tales for kids invites young readers into a realm of imaginative twists and clever reinterpretations of those classic fairy stories. These stories add a delightful dash of creativity to classic tales, offering a humorous and thought-provoking exploration of familiar narratives that will captivate young minds and spark their imagination. These books are great to read aloud with younger children and will encourage a love of reading that lasts and lasts!

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Father Christmas and the Three Bears

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5
A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three Bears' cottage but NOTHING will wake him. It's up to Baby Bear and the Fairy-Tale Rescue Rangers to deliver the last presents so EVERY child gets a gift. But how will…
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The Princess and the Giant

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
This quirky reinvention of Jack and the Beanstalk is the perfect picture book for any princess who wants to be the hero of her own tale. Princess Sophie is very resourceful sort of princess. And when the grumpy old giant at the top of beanstalk keeps everyone awake all night…
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Fairy Tales: Cinderella

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. Cinderella works hard to clean the house and look after her nasty stepsisters, but when the rest of the family go to a Royal Ball, Cinderella is left behind. That's when the fairy…
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The Prince and the Pee

Written by Greg Gormley Illustrated by Chris Mould
2-5
A hilarious tale of derring do and needing the loo from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould! Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon, when he realises he really, REALLY needs a pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and massive queues…
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Fairy Tales: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. When Goldilocks gets lost in the woods, she finds herself at a cosy little cottage. She is delighted to find three bowls of porridge on the table, three chairs in the living room…
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The Last Book Before Bedtime

Illustrated by Nicola O'Byrne
0-2
Favourite fairy tales are turned upside down in this laugh-out-loud bedtime story, where everyone wants to be the hero. Everyone knows that the very last story before bed is the best story of all, but what if ALL the fairy tale characters want part of the action?! It's chaos! Cinderella…
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Cinderella’s Sister and the Big Bad Wolf

Written by Lorraine Carey Illustrated by Migy Blanco
2-5
This side-splitting spin on a favourite fairy tale is full of wit and humour. So, you think you know the story of Cinderella? Well, you'd better think again because in this hilarious laugh-out-loud tale, nothing is what it seems. Did you know that Cinderella wasn't actually very nice? And that…
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Have You Seen My Blankie?

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Metcalf
2-5
Someone's taken Princess Alice's super-snuggly blankie, and she MUST get it back! Where could Alice's special blanket be? Her brother doesn't have it and neither does the giant OR the witch. Finally Alice finds her special snuggly in the arms of a sleepy dragon, but he looks so sad when…
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Goldilocks and Just the One Bear

Illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson
2-5
Awarding-winning artist and animator Leigh Hodgkinson is the creator of this funny and clever fractured fairy tale based on the familiar story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders…
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Peter Pan

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
The beloved childhood classic by J.M. Barrie is retold in rhyme in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art When Peter Pan flies into the Darlings' room one dusky evening, he convinces Wendy and her brothers to come with him to the magical world of Neverland, where…
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The Princess and the Shoe

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
This sporty re-imagining of Cinderella is the perfect picture book for any princess (or prince) who prefers muddy trainers to glass slippers. Princess Jasmine is not like her stepsisters. She hates long dresses and sitting still and would much rather take part in the big cross-country race. So, when a…
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Fairy Tales: Little Red Riding Hood

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Ed Bryan
2-5
A simple, humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale with fun and fresh illustrations by Ed Bryan. Little Red Riding Hood sets out into the forest to take a basket of goodies to her poorly grandma. Along the way, she adds to her stores, picking beautiful flowers, gathering fallen acorns…
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The Princess and the Peas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
A heartwarming reinvention of The Princess and the Pea, this funny reassuring picture book is perfect for royally fussy eaters everywhere! Lily-Rose May will not eat her peas. She will not! Even when her father turns them into the most fabulous smoothies, shakes or cupcakes, Lily can always tell they…
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What Are Little Girls Made of?

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Isabelle Follath
2-5
Award-winning author, Jeanne Willis, revamps all the favourite Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Think you know your favourite classic nursery rhymes? Read this picture book and think again! In this witty reworking of popular nursery rhymes, Georgie Porgie doesn't dare to make the girls cry, Little Bo-Peep's sheep are all present…
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The Knight Who Said “No!”

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Kate Hindley
2-5
The perfect picture book for children who have discovered the power of the word "NO"! Ned the knight ALWAYS does exactly what he's told. When his parents ask him to pick up his toys, dig up the cabbages or go to bed on time, he does it all with a…
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Heidi

Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Briony May Smith
2-5
The beloved childhood classic by Johanna Spyri is now available in a sumptuous new gift book edition with beautiful new art. When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that…
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Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights

Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
A hilarious rhyming story for princesses who are definitely NOT princessy. When a truly terrifying sound wakes everyone up, clever Princess Daisy soon figures out the problem, but her father, the King, just won't listen - how can a princess defeat a dragon? Then when the knights who come to…
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