Tell Me a Fairy Tale: A Parent’s Guide to Telling Mythical and Magical Stories is guide for parents on how to tell classic fairy tales, rather than just reading them. By telling a story, parents can adapt that story to their child’s likes. Children love to hear stories in their parents’ own voice.
From the classics of the Grimm Brothers and Mother Goose to Native American and Japanese favorites, each chapter includes a short description of the characters, a plot summary, and a section on how best to tell the story. Adler suggests ways to leave out the scary parts, eliminate sexism, or update them—without changing the story’s meaning.
Tell Me a Fairy Tale turns parents into people with real storytelling skills, and teaches how to bring smiles and giggles to a child’s face.