Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker

Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker

Book - 2016 | First U.S. edition
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While Lucy tries to read to her dog Mr. Barker, he runs off and she ends up chasing him through a fairy tale world where she helps Goldilocks, Jack, the Three Little Pigs, and Sleeping Beauty escape from their enemies.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2016
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780763681241
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Ahl
Characteristics: 24 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Alternative Title: Fairy tales for Mister Barker


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May 05, 2019

A clever, engaging book that gave me a few good chuckles. Both text and illustrations would engage children but contain details that are also amusing to adults.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 31, 2018

This book is so fun and a great book to read as a lap-sit. The pictures are very detailed and fun to pore over and children familiar with classic fairytales will have fun guessing which one the character will find herself in next.

CMLibrary_rkimray Mar 21, 2016

Readers familiar with fairy tales will delight in this adventure. Clues are given on each page (straw walls, straw ceiling, and three small pigs), but the name of each tale isn't explicitly given. Most enjoyable are the smaller details included in the illustrations (the giant has H-U-G-E tattooed across his knuckles, wears size 500 bunny slippers, and uses Magic Grow beanstalk compost). Fantastic picture book for repeat readings!


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