Hi everyone, I am Lisa from Lisa’s World of Books. I thought I would do something a little bit different and see what my boys who are ages 9 and 10 have to say about fairy tales and if they notice anything in their newer books that they have maybe read about in traditional fairy tales. As adults we are aware of the move toward retelling the old in new ways, but I wanted to know if they noticed it as well. So let’s see what they had to say.
First my oldest, A, who is 10 and will be going into the 6th grade in the fall, right off the bat he says that there are not a lot of stories that start with “Once upon a time” and for him that means that they are not really fairy tales because almost all of the stories in his fairy tale book start that way. But as I asked him if he has any stories like a fairy tale or have the same message he was able to come up with quite a few stories but really kept coming back to The Dark of the Woods which he read in school last year. He said that what is different is there is more action and fun in that book that the old fairy tales that are in his words boring. I think we can see what is important to him.