I have spent the last couple years looking for not too wordy versions of basic fairy tales to read aloud. And I could just kiss Lucy Cousins for putting together Yummy.

You’d think that fairy tales would be the most natural thing in the world to find in children’s books. But somehow most authors turn them into very wordy stories with terribly complicated illustrations. It’s like they don’t trust the stories to be enough on their own.

But Yummy is different. The illustrations are in Cousins’ signature style–bright, colorful, and simple. And the tellings give just the essentials and nothing more. Yummy includes eight tales from Little Red Riding Hood to the often overlooked Henny Penny. This will be a favorite with your kids for years to come.

Bonus points? Words and sentences that develop print awareness! 🙂