It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2)
In the fairytale mashup, Hansel and Gretel talk back to the narrator, refusing to play their roles.

It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2) Details

TitleIt's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMar 1st, 2019
PublisherTwo Lions
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GenreChildrens, Picture Books

It's Not Hansel and Gretel (It's Not a Fairy Tale, #2) Review

  • Kristi Bernard
    January 1, 1970
    Just in case you don’t know the story of Hansel and Gretel, this isn’t it either. The actual story is about a brother and sister who almost get eaten by a mean old witch. This story has Hansel and Gretel doing something a bit different and all the while they maintain a very positive attitude. The narrator of this, not so Hansel and Gretel, tale gets a bit frustrated with the changes being made to the story by the characters.This delightful remake has a lot of humor. Young readers will enjoy the Just in case you don’t know the story of Hansel and Gretel, this isn’t it either. The actual story is about a brother and sister who almost get eaten by a mean old witch. This story has Hansel and Gretel doing something a bit different and all the while they maintain a very positive attitude. The narrator of this, not so Hansel and Gretel, tale gets a bit frustrated with the changes being made to the story by the characters.This delightful remake has a lot of humor. Young readers will enjoy the banter between the characters and the narrator. Vividly colorful illustrations not only bring this story to life, but readers will see lots of recognizable objects and fairy-tale characters too. Parents and teachers can discuss being positive and ask listeners to make predictions on what they think will happen before turning the page.
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  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Didn’t think it could get funnier than “It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk” but this did! Absolutely hysterical. I know students and kids all over (including those trapped inside grown up bodies) will love this book tremendously.
  • Rebekah
    January 1, 1970
    Struggle, conversation bubbles and text made the story choppyI love children's books, but I don't usually review them. I strggled with this book. What I liked:--This was a fun twist on a fairy tale. Loved the unicorn spin and the ending. Seems relevant to kids today.--I liked that the "narrator" was really the bad guy of the story.--I liked that the kids take responsibility in the story.What I didn't like:--I thought the conversation bubbles across the book made it a little hard to follow.--The Struggle, conversation bubbles and text made the story choppyI love children's books, but I don't usually review them. I strggled with this book. What I liked:--This was a fun twist on a fairy tale. Loved the unicorn spin and the ending. Seems relevant to kids today.--I liked that the "narrator" was really the bad guy of the story.--I liked that the kids take responsibility in the story.What I didn't like:--I thought the conversation bubbles across the book made it a little hard to follow.--The flow of the story felt really choppy. --I could see this being a hard book for younger kids to read and follow. Overall, I think this could be a fun read-aloud, but it was not my favorite reading it on the Kindle App. It is not one I will add to my library.Happy reading!!
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Twisted tales are so much fun, and this new title by Josh Funk is sure to leave you laughing out loud!It's Not Hansel and Gretel is the crazy story of Hansel and Gretel...oh, wait! No it's NOT the story you once knew.Recommended for all ages. Perform it with a group of friends as a Readers Theater piece for an even more hilarious adventure in reading. (Pre-order this now!...publishing date is February 1, 2019)
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  • Ricki
    January 1, 1970
    Hooray for Josh Funk and his new masterpiece, It's Not Hansel and Gretel! We read the first page, and my son immediately said, "YAY! It's like the Jack and the Beanstalk book!" This fairy tale retelling doesn't disappoint. It was quite fun to read aloud, and it offers real flexibility for classroom use. It's a great pick for teachers!
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  • Rita Marcella
    January 1, 1970
    New take on a fairy taleThis version of Hansel and Gretel - or Gretel and Hansel - turns the whole story on its head while maintaining all the recognisable components. The characters take over the story from a grumpy narrator. Adults will enjoy sharing this version with young readers. Gorgeously rich and interesting illustrations.
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  • Jillian Heise
    January 1, 1970
    So glad there are more in this series of "It's Not a Fairy Tale" books from Josh Funk. They are hilarious and entertaining, and this one is better than the first (It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk). Definitely better as a read aloud with multiple people to take on the various roles.
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  • Mrs. Krajewski
    January 1, 1970
    🌟 My kids say this one deserves a “bonus star.” Another laugh-out-loud tale from Josh Funk. We loved Gretel and Hansel, their hilarious banter, and also searching for all the different fairy tale characters. A new favorite!
  • Amber Webb
    January 1, 1970
    The second in the “It’s Not” fairy tale series was definitely a success! Gretel and Hansel were feisty characters who know their way around the woods and a fairy tale! Loved the shout out to allergies! Highly recommend!
  • Julie Kirchner
    January 1, 1970
    Got a chance to listen to/share this one with friends and it is HILARIOUS! Do NOT miss this next installment from Josh Funk in his It’s NOT fairytale series. Humor and hilarity will ensue when you read this fantastic story!
  • Lesley Burnap
    January 1, 1970
    Josh has another fractured fairy-tale coming at you soon! (Love these meta-stories that have you giggles at each page turn!) Educators, it would be fun to see what your students could do with their own fractured retellings!
  • Caitlin Zonder
    January 1, 1970
    SO GOOD!!! It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk is one of my favorites and somehow I loved this book even more! If you enjoy fractured fairy tales, this is a must read! The text and illustrations work perfectly together and each brings so much to the story. This is laugh out loud funny!
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  • Beth Parmer
    January 1, 1970
    Absolutely 100% laugh-out-loud hilarious. Do NOT miss this one!
  • Regina Davis
    January 1, 1970
    a little spooky says my 5 year oldRead this as a bed time story for my child. I so want to buy more of these stories. It made a great story.
  • james m mcgory
    January 1, 1970
    Funny!!!!This book was awesome, just awesome!!!! We all chuckled while reading out loud. The drawings were colorful and well done (no pun to the oven) More please!!
  • Brett Minor
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book. It dug out the plotholes and turned the whole story on its head. Plus, Gretel is a take charge, don't take guff from anyone girl. She is awesome.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    Laugh out loud funny! It’s not often the sequel/companion outshines its predecessor, but It’s Not Hansel and Gretel definitely does.
  • Cherie Nef
    January 1, 1970
    Darling. Perfect for the entire library.
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    Such a hilarious take on the original fairy tale. I especially love the narrator-the unique voice will make readers laugh out loud!
  • liz
    January 1, 1970
    Loved loved loved loved loved it!!We love un-fairy tales!! This was great! The humor was perfect! The artwork was so fun! The language level was spot-on for keeping my daughter's attention.Anyone with a child or who is a child a heart will love this story!
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