Attention All Fairy Tale Things!

Attention All Fairy Tale Things!

Fe Fi Fo Fum. Mary had a little lamb. Even One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Children’s rhymes are quite an amazing part of literature that many people overlook.

When people are kids, they often are read nursery rhymes by their parents or guardian, and the very smart ones can read some themselves. But people just see them as kids’ books. I look at them as masterful pieces of art. The good books, anyway. There are some weird or misleading kid books that people have written. “Who cares about old people” is one misleading title, isn’t it? As well as in a Polish version of a Winnie-the-Pooh cooking book, Piglet bakes a pizza with sausage on it. Let that soak in. A pig… cooking pork. Do you see the problem?

But on the flip side, there are some amazing kids’ books.

Fox in Sox by Dr. Suess and The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths comes to mind.

Because you are older doesn’t mean books like Fox in Sox get easier to read. The entire book is a tongue twister that will have you twirling in your head trying to read. 72 pages of confusion and anger-inducing words get hard to read after a while. I have read through it a plethora of times and have completed a “clean” read-through once. By “clean” read-through, I mean I didn’t stumble once, which was one of my proudest moments.

The 13-Storey Treehouse series is about two kids that go into their multi-story treehouse, which each floor is different in many ways and have amazing experiences. The creativity behind his story is amazing. There are really odd floors that don’t make sense. For example, a Bowling Alley; who has a bowling alley in their treehouse? I sure don’t. Mainly because I don’t have a treehouse, but still my point remains. The odd situations these two kids get into always made me laugh and were a perfect book to read when you are feeling blue.

“In the second grade, my teacher read the BFG. It was about a giant and a little girl.” Even Hildesheim said. He wishes he had read as a kid because he developed a speech impediment, and now he “Can’t talk.” 

“I read a lot of Dr. Suess books,” Sydney Mcdonald said; she wishes she had read more books as a kid because it may have given her a better understanding of words. She wants to read more but has a lot on her plate.

I wish I read more books as a kid, for sure. I missed out on many amazing stories that I probably won’t enjoy now that I’m older. However, I am reading now more than I was as a kid.