Thanks for joining us for The History of the Fairy Tale week here at Wonders & Marvels. To celebrate, we are featuring a new fairy tale-related giveaway each day from Monday through Friday.
First up is Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by author-illustrator Lucy Cousins. You may know Cousins’ lovable — albeit mousy — creation, Maisy. Think Yummy will be Maisy-esque? Wrong! From Publishers Weekly:
Anyone expecting the gentleness of the Maisy books in Cousins’ retellings of eight fairy tales is in for a whopper of a surprise — although the cheeky title does provide a tip-off. Who knew Cousins could depict a wolf decapitation (“Little Red Riding Hood”) or stewing (“The Three Little Pigs”) with such relish? Or that she’d find a creepiness factor in the Henny Penny story worthy of Flannery O’Connor?
Beware — these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart. Yummy retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villians are horrible, and the children are…tasty. Yummy!
We are pleased to offer three copies of Yummy as a giveaway. To enter, just comment before midnight EST December 17, 2009 in response to this question: In your favorite fairy tale, would you rather be the hero or the villian? Sorry, but at this time we can only ship to U.S. addresses. Good luck!