Diamonds & Toads
What a blockbuster of a book!
"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales". Albert Einstein.
From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re-envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales, challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation.
From Rumpelstiltskin to Jack and The Beanstalk, Cinderella to The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel to Beauty and The Beast, this collation has so much to offer.
In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel.
Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers. From PJ Gisell
Recommended for ages 8 and above.
This magnificent book is collated by Jo Paterson, is 12.5 cm x 18.5 cm, has a massive 204 pages and is hardback. To be clear, Jo did not write these stories but she has made subtle changes, updating them if you will, whilst remaining faithful to the originals.