Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Few of my Favorite Books: Paul Galdone


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Despite the fact that I’m a Montessori teacher, I still have a deep love for fairytales and folktales and frequently enjoy sharing these classic stories with my students. My all-time favorite author and illustrator of classic fairytales is Paul Galdone.


His books usually use concise to-the-point language, which is great in special education (i.e. I don’t usually have to drastically modify the story as I read so that my students will understand). And his illustrations are beautiful,  and enhance student comprehension of the story (I hate when the illustrations don't do much for understanding the story!)

Here are a few of my favorite Paul Galdone books:

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The Three Billy Goat’s Gruff

The Little Red Hen

Three Little Kittens

The Gingerbread Man

Jack and the Beanstalk



I will give a little warning and suggest that you preview his books before reading them aloud so that you're not surprised by the content and/or storyline - specifically Jack & the Beanstalk! While I still love this book, his version includes the giant drinking lots of wine and passing out... I do tend to skip over this part!


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