Yummy by Lucy Cousins
Eight Favorite Fairy Tales

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A 2010 New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year!
Beware — these fairy tales are not for the faint of heart! Maisy creator Lucy Cousins shifts gears to retell her favorites with vivid, rousing illustrations.

Eight classic stories take on new energy as Lucy Cousins ramps up her artwork. In this bold, funny, and unflinching collection, the beloved author-illustrator retains all the emotion and humor of the original fairy tales: the heroes are courageous, the villains are horrible, and the children are tasty. With her sly, simple language and vibrant illustrations, even the scariest fiends become the stuff of shared hilarity and shivery thrills.
 

About Lucy Cousins

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Lucy Cousins is the acclaimed creator of the Maisy series and other books for children. About Yummy, she says, "It’s brilliant to be able to pass on these stories like this, with all their drama, excitement, and comedy. They are such fun and they touch such deep emotions. My paintbrushes were practically dancing on the paper." She lives in Hampshire, England.
 
Published August 11, 2009 by Candlewick. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Anyone expecting the gentleness of the Maisy books in Cousins's retellings of eight fairy tales is in for a whopper of a surprise—although the cheeky title does provide a tip-off. Who kn

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Common Sense Media

Close Expand to see more details Eight classic tales -- including The Enormous Turnip, The Little Red Hen, and The Three Billy Goats Gruff -- are drawn together in a faithful compilation complete with hungry wolves and foxes, bullying trolls, and nosy little girls.

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Chicago Tribune

Lucy Cousins' presentations of 8 familiar fairy tales are "yummy," because food and eating, necessary and communal activities, are central to the stories.

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Shelf Awareness

and when the ursine trio surveys the damage, Baby Bear approaches his bed and says, “Look, there she is!” Cousins delivers the gentle lesson in “The Little Red Hen” with a comic scene.

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Youth Services Book Review

In addition to the tales mentioned above, the collection contains Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Enormous Turnip, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and The Little Red Hen.

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Chicago Tribune

Lucy Cousins’ presentations of 8 familiar fairy tales are “yummy,” because food and eating, necessary and communal activities, are central, whether it’s in the familiar “Little Red Riding Hood” or the less-known “The Enormous Turnip,” where the turnip becomes “an enormous feast” for the family, p...

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