Funny, Fractured Fairytales

by Karen Walch | Sep 27, 2021

Bubba the Cowboy Prince
by Hellen Ketteman

Bubba spends his days doing all the work on the ranch but, when it's time to go to Miz Lurleen's hoedown, his wicked stepdaddy and lazy stepbrothers tell him he's too stinky and ragged to go. That's when Bubba's fairy godcow shows up to help.

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Falling for Rapunzel
by Leah Wilcox

Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapunzel's way. He thought her crying was a plea and sallied forth to set her free. If only she could hear him right. She throws everything at him but what he asks for!

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Wait, No Paint!
by Bruse Whatley

What happens to the three little pigs when someone spills water on the book they're in? Or makes them green instead of pink? And how will the pigs make a fire to stop the wolf when the illustrator runs out of paint?

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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
by Mo Willems

Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway. One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go . . . someplace else. They were definitely not setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised little girl. Definitely not!

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Cinder Edna
by Ellen B. Jackson

Cinder Edna doesn't believe in fairy godmothers, so she buys a dress on lay-away and takes a bus to the ball. She knows sixteen ways to make tuna casserole and lot of good jokes. But, when the prince of her dreams breaks his glasses, will he ever find her again?

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Three Pigs
by David Weisner

Once upon a time, there was a little pig who lived in a house of straw. A wicked wolf huffed and puffed--and blew him right out of the story! The little pig got his brothers and, together, they explore nursery rhymes, ride on paper airplanes, and rescue a dragon from a knight. But, what will happen when they go back to their own story?

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Petite Rouge : a Cajun Red Riding Hood
by Mike Artell

Big Bad Gator Claude will do anything to have a taste of Petite Rouge...even if it means putting on a duck bill, flippers, and frilly underwear. He presents no match for the spunky heroine and her quick-thinking cat TeJean, though, as they use some strong Cajun hot sauce to teach Claude a lesson he will never forget!

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Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter
by Diane Stanley

Once upon a time a miller's daughter was given an impossible task by a cruel and greedy king. She had to spin straw into gold. And who should show up to help her but an odd little man named Rumpelstiltskin! This king is definitely not husband material, but there's someone else who is--a hardworking guy who's supportive and nice looking, and who really comes through in a pinch. Why not marry Rumpelstiltskin? Years later, the king finds another young woman he thinks can spin straw into gold. But, when he tries to make her work for him, Rumpelstiltskin's daughter teaches a lesson to the greedy monarch who has blighted an entire kingdom.

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