Once Upon a Time by Vivian French

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A little boy goes about his usual activities, unfazed by the colorfully depicted characters from favorite nursery rhymes and folktales--such as three pigs, a precarious egg, and a girl in red--who scurry through his day acting out their stories.
 

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Published January 1, 1993 by WALKER BOOKS. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The idea isn't unique, and some of the details are a bit off (the ``wolf'' looks more like a fox), but ``readers'' will enjoy spotting favorite characters, following them through successive spreads, and picking up on amusing variants (Red Riding Hood gets rid of the wolf by stamping on his toes).

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As the book continues, the boy remains by the cottage, but familiar faces begin to dot the landscape: a golden-haired girl chased by three bears, a trio of pigs each toting a bundle of different building materials.

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The Celebrity Cafe

Once Upon A Time, ABC’s latest show recycling tales told to children since time began, made its debut on Sunday October 23.

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