Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Series Review: The First Stories (Rapunzel, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast), Illustrated by Dan Taylor


The First Stories series (Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Rapunzel) is a perfect interactive introduction to classic fairy tales. Push, pull, and turn mechanisms bring the stories to life and introduce all the beloved characters with simple rhyming text and adorable illustrations. Pull the tab to turn the Beast into a prince, push the tab to fit the glass slipper on Cinderella’s foot, and pull the tab to let down Rapunzel’s hair. Toddlers and readers of all ages are sure to enjoy these well-loved fairy tales once again with these beautifully imagined titles.


First Stories: Rapunzel, Illustrated by Dan Taylor
2017, 10p, Children's Board Book 
My Rating=5 Stars
Source: I received a complimentary copy via MMPublicity, which did not affect my review in any way 

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your golden hair!" First Stories: Rapunzel is the perfect introduction for young children to this classic fairytale. Push, pull, and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters: Rapunzel, the handsome prince, and of course the wicked witch! This well-loved fairytale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children's illustrator Dan Taylor.



First Stories: Cinderella, Illustrated by Dan Taylor
2017, 10p, Children's Board Book
My Rating=5 Stars
Source:  I received a complimentary copy via MMPublicity, which did not affect my review in any way 

"Cinderella, you shall go to the ball!" First Stories: Cinderella is a perfect introduction to this classic fairytale. Push, pull, and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters: Cinderella, her stepsisters, the handsome prince, and of course the fairy godmother. This well-loved fairytale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children's illustrator Dan Taylor.



First Stories: Beauty and the Beast, Illustrated by Dan Taylor
2017, 10p, Children's Board Book
My Rating=5 Stars
Source:  I received a complimentary copy via MMPublicity, which did not affect my review in any way

"Do you love me, Beauty? Will you marry me?" First Stories: Beauty and the Beast is a perfect introduction to this classic fairytale. Push, pull, and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters: Beauty, her father, and of course the Beast! This well-loved fairytale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children's illustrator Dan Taylor.


My Review:

These books are a lot of fun! My teenage daughter held these books captive for a while before I could even get close to them, haha. The rhyming text is simple to read and the pages are thick and durable. The illustrations are colorful and fun to look at. There are mechanisms that push, pull, and slide which add to the fun. I was entertained while I was looking through them. These books will make a perfect gift for toddlers!

1 comments:

Sherry Fundin said...

These look so cute.
sherry @ fundinmental

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