Fiction | 23 September 2015Learning Compare and Contrast: Fairy Tales Gone Wrong Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Most children love fairy tales. The enchantment, the fun, the hidden morals…and if Hollywood gets a hold of it, the catchy songs! In the Fairy Tales Gone Wrong series, these tales we all know and love are not quite what we are used to; for example, there is Pinocchio—the boy made out of wood whose nose grows when he lies. Here, we have the perfect opportunity to learn how to compare and contrast. Excerpted from Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Don’t Pick Your Nose Pinocchio! Looks quite similar to the movie and other story illustrations, right? But the characters, including Geppetto and the cricket, and the growing nose are about where the similarities stop. (image p.2) One day Pinocchio was playing under the kitchen table. “Are you picking your nose, Pinocchio?” called Geppetto. “No, Father!” called Pinocchio. Poiiiiing! Pinocchio still had his finger stuck up his nostril when his nose grew. It grew so quickly that his arm came off, and shot across the room! Here’s when the author presents readers with the perfect opportunity to compare and contrast. Children naturally love to point out when something is different. Well, there are many differences here. Yes, his nose still grows when he lies, but this Pinocchio has a problem with nose-picking. Children will for sure relate to that! Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Don’t Pick Your Nose Pinocchio! continues with the similarities and differences to the very end. The fairy had been watching and was so pleased with Pinocchio that… POOF! …she turned him into a real boy! And from that day, Pinocchio never ever picked his nose again. Is the ending the same as the original or different? Is the lesson the same or different? Fairy Tales Gone Wrong: Don’t Pick Your Nose Pinocchio! is just one option in the series. Let these new versions of old classics be your guide on a journey of comparing and contrasting that will raise your little learner’s level of thinking! Fairytales Gone Wrong: Don’t Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio! Author: Steve Smallman Illustrated by: Neil Price Format: Hardback, 24 Pages ISBN: 9781784931223 Publisher: QED Publishing Series: Fairytales Gone Wrong Buy from an Online Retailer US: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.