Thursday, March 5, 2020

Wee Reads: Twisted Fairytales: The Three Little Narwhals by Stewart Ross

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Twisted Fairy Tales: The Three Little NarwhalsTwisted Fairytales: The Three Little Narhwals by Stewart Ross


In this whale of a tale, the Big Bad Shark is looking for a tasty snack... when he comes across three delicious-looking narwhals! The loveable, pointy-horned creatures-show-off Spike, arty Spiral, and shy Stubby-discover a sunken pirate ship, and are using the parts to build their own homes. Now they are out of their depth, locked in a battle of wits with the munching, crunching villain.

Do you like this book?

Yeah because I love the narwhals and I love to build houses too.

What's your favorite part of the book?

When the shark attacked the houses and tried to eat the narwhals! But then he couldn't eat them.

What do you think of the cover?

I like the narwhals and the shark!

What a fun twist on a classic! I originally wanted to read this book because I love anything with narwhals, but after reading the synopsis I knew I needed it in my life.
I've always loved the story of the three little pigs, and how they learn to build things not for looks but for safety.
It's the same thing with this book. The first narwhal thinks his house is best, but then the shark tears it down. Then the second narwhal thinks her house is best but then the shark tears that down too. The third narwhal was left with what was the "ugliest" parts of the ship to build his house out of, but even with it being ugly it saved them.
The writing is fun and I love the writing and flow of it and the artwork is great too.

“This house may not be sparkly,” sang Spiral.
“It may not be great for parties,” continued Spike.
“But we’ll stay here in the dark, see?” sang Stubby.
“While we’re hiding from the shark-y!” they all chorused together.
Not far away, the dolphin family was also looking at Stubby’s house. Like Spike, they thought it was really odd.
“In fact,” said the youngest dolphin, “it’s the craziest house I’ve ever seen.”

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Stewart Ross has written more than 300 titles, fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults. Many are about (or inspired by) history. He lives near Canterbury, England.


  1. every time i see that pic it puts a smile on my face. this looks like such a fun book i think i would love it too
    sherry @ fundinmental

  2. This books looks adorable! I know my kids would love it! They have Not Quite Narwhal, which is totally different, but has narwhals and unicorns. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

  3. A munching, crunching villain ... sounds wonderful.

  4. I love this idea of putting a bit of a twist on the usual classic fairytales, and the illustrations to this one look amazing!


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