|Home >> Books for Children >> Once Upon a Golden Apple >> Reviews|
Once Upon a Golden Apple
Jean Little, an award-winning author, has written a number of children's books, which include Mama's Going to Buy You a Mockingbird (Penguin, 1984) Lost and Found, Little by Little and Stars Come Out Within (Viking Canada, 1990). She has co-authored this picture-book with Maggie de Vries, a graduate student attending the University of British Columbia.
Together the authors have produced a hilarious tale that will
immediately capture the attention and interest of any child. The story
describes in detail a father reading a delightful mixed-up fairy-tale
storyline to his two children. The authors very skilfully use the
fairy-tale storyline to involve children in the making of their own
individual fairytale and at the same time they bring in many mixed-up
and well-known children's rhymes and fairy-tales.
Everything seems to go wrong in this fairy-tale. Snow White lives with the three bears, Little Red Riding Hood befriends Chicken Little, a princess kisses a cow with a crumpled horn and turns him into a roly poly pudding. Eventually, the problems are solved and everyone lives happily ever after.
Artist Phoebe Gilman (author and illustrator of four excellent
picture books entitled Lillian Riggs (Scholastic-TAB, 1985), The Balloon
Tree, Little Blue Ben (Scholastic-TAB, 1986) and Grandma and the
Pirates, uses detailed, attractive and colourful illustrations to enrich
and enhance the story. Gilman successfully captures the humour, action
and emotional reactions of the characters.
Copyright © the Manitoba Library Association. Reproduction for personal use is permitted only if this copyright notice is maintained. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission.
About the Book
|Home | My Story | Speaking | Coaching | Writing |Blog | Contact|
|© Maggie de Vries All rights reserved|