Saturday, March 10, 2012
Children's Book Review: Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!
Trust Me, Jack's Beanstalk Stinks!: The Story of Jack and The Beanstalk as Told by the Giant
Written by: Eric Braun
Illustrated by: Cristian Bernardini
Published by: Picture Window Books, 2012
* We recently read the classic version of Jack and The Beanstalk as a family. I saw this book and put it on hold at the library. I think it's nice for the kids to see that there's always "another side to the story." Told from the Giant's perspective he tells his side of the story, where Jack tricks his way into his house and steals his things. I enjoyed the names of the Giant's meals ("Kiddie Kasserole" and "Little Dude Stew"). The kids seemed interested in the book and we'll definitely be checking out the rest in the series. It's a fun take on a classic tale.
Family Rating: 1 thumb up.