This book, with tongue firmly in cheek, takes political correctness to the extreme by re-writing children's fables. For example, "Once there were three little pigs who lived together in mutual respect and in harmony with their environment. Using materials that were indigenous to the area, they each built a beautiful house." Delightful satire.
Fun and twisted re-workings of classics like Cinderella, Snow White, and The Emperor's New Clothing. Cute little hardback gift book.
I am totally against political correctness and I found this book hilarious. It shows what happens when when give into all of this pc nonsense and although not all of the stories were great it's the fact that they were overly pc that made them that way. I thought the best stories were Red Riding Hood (till the end), Cinderella, Goldilocks and Rapunzel.
who can get ready to sleep when you are laughing so hard! i love this little book- always politically correct. that is the humour
Once upon a time, in the olden days, heavy-set middle-aged men would congregate in their elitist clubs, sit in overstuffed leather chairs, smoke air-choking cigars, and pitch story ideas and plots to each other. Problem was, these stories, many of which found their way into the general social consciousness, reflected the way in which these men lived and saw their world: that is, the stories were sexist, discriminatory, unfair, culturally biased, and in general, demeaning to witches, animals, goblins, and fairies everywhere. Finally, after centuries of these abusive tales, which have been handed down-unknowingly-from one male-biased generation to the next, James Finn Garner has taken it upon himself (that's right, yet another man) to enlighten and liberate these classic bedtime stories and retell them in a way that is much more in keeping with the society in which we live today.