Diamonds and Toads LAST CHANCE
Classic fairy tales with diverse heroes for a new generation of girls and boys
From the original writings of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, this re-envisioned collection of 18 of our favourite fairy tales challenges outdated gender stereotypes and creates diverse new tales for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation.
In Diamonds and Toads, a brave princess fights her way through a forest of thorns to place a kiss on the sleeping Briar Rose. The Frog Prince's curse is ultimately undone by another prince who learns not to judge by outward appearances. And a young woman proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her betrothed as the gender roles are reversed in Jorinda and Joringel.
Richly illustrated by some of New Zealand's best loved illustrators and artists, this treasury is sure to become a favourite for a new generation of readers.
Diversity in literature shows us that everyone matters.
We live in a rich, multi-cultural world with an array of different skin colours and sexual orientations. Children's books need to reflect this. Because when kids see themselves and their families represented in the stories they read, it boosts their self-esteem and creates a sense of belonging. When groups of people are excluded from books, it shows them that they're not important.
It's also important for our kids to read about others who don't look or act like them. This helps to build empathy, reduce stereotyping and promote tolerance toward those we perceive as different from ourselves. It also teaches them kindness and compassion - values we all want to instil in our little loved ones.
Wouldn’t it be great if all kids could see themselves reflected in the stories they read?
Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 01-10-2019
Author: Jo Paterson
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