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Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Fisherman and His Wife

The Fisherman and His Wife

Spring 2008 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
By: Brothers Grimm
Told By: Rachel Isadora
ISBN: 9780399247712
Hardcover Price: $16.99
In this classic Brothers Grimm tale about greed, it's the images that make the retelling a standout. Rachel Isadora's collage-style illustrations are stunning and bursting with life and movement. Her color palette skillfully transforms the sea from friendly to furious, the mood from innocent to intimidating. Isadora chooses to keep the kindly fisherman in the same humble wardrobe yet increasingly adorns his wife's outfits as the fish grants her greedy demands. Young readers/viewers are certain to "hear" the characters' voices change - the fisherman becomes more hesitant, the wife more booming, and the fish more irritated. A truly handsome piece of work.
Claire Green   ©2008 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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