This weekly feature is hosted by Renee,(Its Book Talk). Throwback Thursday offers a way to share some of our old favorites as well as sharing books that we are finally getting around to reading that were published over a year ago.
This week, I saw a post by Kim (By Hook or By Book)on bookish cakes. One of the cakes had a fairy tales theme. Just seeing that cake brought back so many wonderful memories of the first books that I ever read.
They were fairy tales.
Fairy Tales Bookish Cake
Let me confess, I was super mean with my books. I never liked giving them out because I was afraid that other kids would ruin them or fail to return them. I read and reread them so many times. Then watched the disney movies and reread the books. Unfortunately, I don’t know what happened to my books since I no longer have any storybooks. If I ever have kids though, I will definitely get them the books.
Here are some of my favorites:
Beauty and the Beast – I just loved Bella, the books and the talking teapots
Cinderella – I think what I admired most was the gown that the fairy godmother gave Cinderella for the ball
Goldilocks and the three bears
Aladdin and his magic lamp
Alibaba and the forty thieves
Alice and Wonderland – I loved Alice’s adventures
The Little Mermaid
Little Red Riding Hood
Puss in Boots
Jack and the BeanStalk
Pinocchio- This book made me afraid of telling lies lol
Snow white and the seven dwarfs
The Empror’s New Clothes
The Little Mermaid
Lion King – A fairy tale set in Africa with lots of Swahili. The book and movie were definitely childhood favorites. There was something extra special about Lion King.
I also love the fact that it taught the world a few Swahili words such as Hakuna Matata and Simba.
As an adult, I have read and heard a lot of criticism about fairy-tales, their portrayals and messages. Right now at is age,I can understand the basis for the criticism. However, that still doesn’t change the fact that I discovered the joy of reading through my childhood fairy-tales storybooks. These books opened up my mind to a new world of imagination and at that time, talking lions, flying mats and princesses all made sense to me.
Fairytales taught me lessons about good and evil; they broadened my thinking and I believe they also helped in making me more creative and hence influenced my becoming a storyteller.And for that, I choose to celebrate them.
So, what are some of your favorite fairy tales?