What To Read After... Meg and Mog 21/10/21
Fearless Fairy Tales
Are you weary of wistful princesses waiting to be rescued by handsome princes? Would you like to read classic stories that have something worthwhile to say about the world we live in today? And would you like to laugh your socks off at those stories and the clever, colourful pictures that go with them? Then it’s your lucky day!
Meet Sleeping Brainy whose ambition is to be Chancellor of the Exchequer. And Robin Hoodlum who collects taxes from the poor for his boss, the billionaire Baron Bottybum. Or how about Trumplestiltskin, an angry, orange man with ridiculous hair who is obsessed with getting richer and richer?
While traditional fairy tales undoubtedly have their place in children’s literature, this subversive and original collection tackles contemporary issues such as equal pay, knife crime, disability rights and fake news with great humour, intelligence and a fresh, exciting perspective.
Presented as a sumptuous, hardback gift book and packed with strikingly witty and original illustrations, Fearless Fairy Tales, a total of 17 stories and rhymes,will be devoured enthusiastically by readers (both young and older) looking for fables that are relevant to the 21st century.