S and I are Book Buddies for Parragon Books, and we’re always excited to see which book will turn up for review next. When The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen arrived, I think I was more excited than S!
This is a proper story book; the kind my parents used to read to me when I was little. The eight stories in this book are all old, traditional fairy stories – the kind where everyone knows what happens, but you love to read and re-read them just the same.
I remember having a big book of fairy tales like this when I was little, and loving to choose which story my mum read to me each night. I love reading them with S; because they’re a little longer they’re perfect for a quiet afternoon or evening with a long, cuddly story. As she grows up S can practise her reading with these stories, reading the words she’s already read with me numerous times.
S has loved curling up with me to read these stories in the evenings; I think because the stories are longer and more involved than a lot of children’s books these days. Don’t get me wrong; we love the shorter books too, but sometimes it’s nice to have a longer story – and cuddle!
NB I was provided with a copy of this book for the purpose of review, but all opinions are my own.