Yesterday at the library I got my book...yippie yippie!! they had it.
Victor picked out an aquarium book "tharks eat the peopleth"
Elena picked out a book with a black cover which ended up being "the snow queen"
Great, I thought, a good ole classic fairy tale.
Y'all HC Andersen was a wierd guy, and after reading the wiki entry about him, i have just confirmed what i have been thinking when reading his stories.
I remember reading Thumbelina when I was little, I did not think too much about it...then.
My mama pulled it out--the same copy we read when I was little--at her house...
FREEAAKKY!! The little teeny girl has to marry an old mole...ughh...
then in the snow queen tonight..this little girl is searching for her friend..in her search she encounters a "little robber girl" in the woods who takes her in and "keeps a knife beside the bed" that the little protagonist girl is "forced to sleep in"...
needless to say i started reading ahead of the text and add libbing..whew..that was heavy stuff. and super strange!
I started thinking, "this book needs to come with a warning!"
Fairy tales anyone???....