Flip-Up Fairy Tales: Series


Donkey Skin
The Boy who cried Wolf
The Enormous Turnip
The Magician’s Apprentice

These titles are 4 of the latest additions to a growing series of books by a variety of illustrators, which are based on well known fairy stories. The generous number of flip-up flaps provide extra interest and enjoyment, and encourage young children to interact with the text.

Donkey Skin is illustrated by Laura Barella. It tells the story of a princess who lived in luxury, but wanted to see the world rather than stay with her father. He did everything to persuade her to stay, including giving her the hide of the magic donkey, which had been able to shake gold out of its ears whenever they needed it. Wearing the donkey skin, she found out how hard life can be beyond the palace walls, until she meets up with her prince who becomes her travelling companion!

The Boy who cried Wolf is illustrated by Jess Stockham, whose delightful drawings of this well known tale add greatly to the story. The cuddly sheep with their expressive faces contrast beautifully with the truly wicked looking wolf!

The Enormous Turnip is illustrated by Cristiana Cerretti. The lively drawings of animals, as one after another they join the queue to pull up the turnip, add to the delightful retelling of this tale, loved by young children who enjoy hearing or reading the repetitious language.

The Magician’s Apprentice is colourfully illustrated by Alison Edgson. It tells the story of a young boy who wants to be a magician and, although he means well, when he finds the magician’s wand, he is soon out of his depth, as he does not know how to make the magic stop.

Formats available

Picture Book


Fiction | suitable for SEN/reluctant readers but not specifically designed for them