What are fractured fairy tales, you might ask? First, they are not broken. It’s just the opposite. They are familiar fairy tales that we all know and love that have been rewritten into a fairy tale parody of sorts by adding humor, satire, and/or unexpected twists.
We are all familiar with old favorites like Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, Humpty Dumpty, and the rest of the classics, so why mess with a good thing? Reading an alternative version of these classic stories is a new and fun way to enjoy them all over again.
Creativity in storytelling and beautiful illustrations are the most important criteria for me when it comes to choosing children’s books. I also always appreciate a healthy dose of humor. When choosing which alternative fairy tales to include in this list, those two things weighed heavily in my decision. The fractured fairy tales below fit the bill. Their artwork will keep you engaged and the stories will have you and your kids smiling and laughing together. After all, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Some of these books have life lessons to learn, while some are just for fun. Either way, I hope you will love reading these modern versions of the books you loved from your childhood.
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BORROW THESE BOOKS FROM YOUR LIBRARY
I hope you have discovered some funny fairy tales you would like to read from this list. While I am a book hoarder and love to buy all the books, I also love checking them out of the library first to make sure it will be a book we will read and love for years to come.
Now, finding books at your library has never been easier. To find out if they’re at your local library, check out Library Extension for Google Chrome. While looking for books on Amazon, this extension will let you know if your library has a copy, which I think is a fantastic idea.