We found this beautiful collection of fairy tales in the yard sale for $1. I love the illustrations and the fact that the story and the illustrations are not lifted from Disney movies. Anna has mixed feelings about this book and fairy tales in general. She deems them “too scary”, and the book is not allowed in her room. However, she agreed to listen to Goldilocks and Three Bears and to The Three Little Pigs.
We happened to read another take on this classic story – The Three Horrid Little Pigs by Liz Pichon. The book was part of Tiger Tales review package. I think I enjoyed this version of the story more than Anna did – I found it absolutely hilarious with a very satisfying ending. Anna was a little confused with the role reversal, but she definitely liked the happy end of this story.
Since Anna recently rediscovered her felt board, I made her a new (rather flimsy) set for The Three Little Pigs story. Next time I will probably laminate the pieces or at least use better paper. I mounted the paper pieces that I printed from here on the sticky back felt, and we were in business. Granted, there was not much art this time (outside of Anna helping me mount the pieces), but watching her play made me appreciate the expression “language arts” more. Just like other children seem to be born artists or athletes, Anna seems to be a born storyteller, and I really enjoyed her own ending of The Three Little Pigs Story.
I am not a big fan of videos on blogs since I often read blogs in a shared environment where I cannot hear the sound, and I don’t plan to post a lot of videos on mine. Still, while I was watching Anna retelling the story, I felt compelled to switch to video from my usual picture taking, and I felt that it would be a good opportunity for my readers to meet her once “in person”. You can listen to her version of The Three Little Pigs – I edited out some interruptions we had – for example, she stopped in the middle to ask me what “choking hazard” is and why this felt board says Not For Children Under Three. The “grand finale” happens about 2 minutes into the movie. Enjoy and share your books and art at StArt at A Mommy’s Adventures.