Welcome to another
Book Review with MyChild!
Books are critically important in our family – the saying around here goes, “I am always willing to spend money on books and Legos.” As a refresher, MyChild is 8-years-old, in second grade, reads on her own, and her current favorite books to read are the DogMan series and the Pig the Pug books.
What do you get when classic fairy tales are twisted about, turned inside out, and reworked for the graphic novel format? Far Out Fairy Tales! Discover what Snow White would be like if she were raised by robots. Find out how Cinderella’s story plays out when she walks the path of the ninja. Play along when three billy goats named Gruff get stuck inside a video game. Chase down the Big Bad Wolf with the help of a superpowered Red Riding Hood! Each fairy tale revision holds true to the spirit of the original while adding a modern twist to the classic tales we know and love. Experience fairy tales like never before in this innovative series of full-color comic books for kids!
Mom: I’ve made it pretty clear that I love a good retelling of a classic story. I also really enjoy graphic novels and comic books. This collection combines the best of both of these!
MyChild: I like how the author used real fairy tales and then added things to mix it up a little. It makes it really fun. My favorite story was Ninja-rella because I like ninjas and princesses and this story had both.
My second favorite was Hansel and Gretel and Zombies because if was funny when they turned the witch into a zombie and became friends with her. The drawings of the zombies were really cool.
Mom: My favorite story was Ninja-rella – the retelling of Cinderella. I also really enjoyed the pages immediately following each story that provided the basis of the original tale, along with how this updated various changed things a bit, and drew a direct line between the original character and the updated character in these far out tales.
The Final Verdict
Our rating: 4.5 stars
Would we recommend? Yes