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Seven Stories

3.64  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
In this unusual picture book, designed to resemble the seven-story apartment building in which it is set, a little girl's sleep is disrupted by her very rowdy neighbors. To her consternation, and to the reader's delight, those neighbors turn out to be characters from six well-known stories-- including Jack of beanstalk fame, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Cinderella. ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Roaring Brook Press
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This is a great book, because it combines the dreaminess of bedtime with the constant influx of various bedtime stories from other books. My daughter asked for this book two nights in a row, which means it has a special place of honor. I appreciated that the main character is a girl of color (although technically it could be a boy since the gender is never specified), and there is a lot of racial diversity in the characters. Kudos in particular for making the Cinderella stand-in a girl of color ...more
Dec 13, 2015 Ang rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime-books
Preschool Storytime: Children's Fairy Tales theme

This is a fun book for Preschool Storytime. It's a cool play on famous children's fairy tales. It's about a girl who's having trouble falling asleep in her room one night, and she lives in an apartment building. So during her restless night, characters from these stories show up and a bit of chaos ensues. It's a little on the long side for a Storytime book, but the illustrations are colorful and will be recognizable to the kids. The text is easy t
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Loved the combination of all the fairy tale characters. It was fun for the children to recognize them.
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