Saturday, May 19, 2012
Children's Book Review: Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes
Written by: Margie Palatini
Illustrated by: Barry Moser
Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009
Fox wants the grapes, but they're too high for him to reach. He's nothing if not crafty, and in this humorous new spin on the well-known fable, fox's scheme is taken to new heights.
* Unfortunately, my kids are not familiar with the classic Aesop's fable "The Fox and the Grapes." Although this was a tad bit repetitive with the addition of each animal character, the kids enjoyed the story. I used different voices for the various animals which they found humorous. I liked how it shows that everyone can come up with a good idea, you have to allow them to share it. The kids are familiar with the "Lion and the Mouse" but I think this story was a good way to introduce the kids to more fables.
Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.