Read It Again, Mom


We typically cover a lot of literary ground with our resident bookworm, but we’ve spent even more time reading since receiving Abbeville’s classic fairy tales. Available in three themes (Animal Fables, Family Favorites, Princess Tales), each set includes four prettily illustrated hardcover books in a sturdy slipcase. I must admit that I initially was a little worried about how Laurel would handle all the chopping, gobbling, and poison common in such tales, but after hearing each story, she calmly decided which ones were a little too scary for now (e.g., Little Red Riding Hood: “I will read this next year when I’m 4”), and otherwise wants me to read each book in succession and over again. Each tale also concludes with an activity page where kids can identify the order of the mixed up mini storyboards, or where certain objects appeared in the book.

Want to be one of 6 WINNERS to receive a fairy tale book set? Here’s how:

  • Visit the Abbeville Press children’s books section and email (with “Fairy Tales” in the subject), naming a kid’s book that Abbeville carries (aside from the boxed sets).

  • One entry permitted per person; worldwide entrants welcome.

  • Entry period closes tonight at midnight EST, Thursday, December 6, 2007.

    Many thanks to Abbeville Press for generously offering two of each of the boxed sets to our readers! We will randomly draw two winners per boxed set for a total of six winners.