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What’s the most popular fairy tale?
There are so many popular tales but our most popular fairy tales are The Princess And The Pea, Cinderella and Jack And The Beanstalk.
The Princess And The Pea is an old classic fairy tale bedtime story about a prince who is trying to find the perfect princess to marry, but he can't seem to find her. One stormy night a young woman arrives at his door claiming to be a real princess. The royal family decides to put her to the test and places a single pea beneath 20 mattresses and 20 feather beds. To prove she is a real princess, the woman must be able to feel the pea beneath all that padding! The next morning, the queen mother and prince are amazed when they find out that the young woman passed their test and she can indeed feel the tiny pea beneath all those mattresses and feather beds. The prince was so delighted that he married the young woman—the true princess! The moral of this story is that you should never judge a book by its cover, or a person by their appearance.
The Cinderella story begins with a young girl named Cinderella. She lives with her stepmother and stepsisters, who are very cruel to her. Cinderella does all of the chores around the house and is treated as a servant. One day, Cinderella's fairy godmother appears and grants her a wish. Cinderella wishes to go to the royal ball and her wish is granted. Cinderella must leave the ball at midnight as the fairy godmother's spell starts to wear off, leaving the prince wondering where she has gone. The prince begins a search for Cinderella and eventually finds her. They live happily ever after and get married.
Jack and The Beanstalk is the classic fairy tale of a young boy called Jack and the beanstalk that magically grows. Jack finds himself on an adventure when he trades his family’s cow for some magic beans. After planting the magic beans and falling asleep, Jack awoke to find a giant beanstalk had sprouted up into the sky! Jack climbed up the beanstalk to the land of the giants where he encountered many strange and magical creatures. After Jack climbed the beanstalk he found a giant's castle belonging to a huge giant living in the clouds. Jack crept inside the giant's house and came upon three treasures guarded by the giant, including a hen that laid golden eggs. He eventually managed to outsmart the giant and reclaimed his family's fortune.
We have a great selection of classic and reimagined tales for kids that will transport your little ones into an enchanting world full of magic and adventure.
What are the most famous fairy tales?
From Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin to The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs, our tales are full of nostalgia. All of our stories come with modern illustrations so you’ll find Puss In Boots wearing some luminous green sneaker boots and Sleeping Beauty with a blue headband and pink streak of hair in her blonde locks. Can you spot all the modern twists?
Why are these tales popular?
These stories are popular because they have timeless life lessons and universal themes. They can be enjoyed by both children and adults, as the same story can have different meanings for different audiences.
Some folk tales provide comfort and security when they have elements of good triumphing over evil. They also offer readers a sense of escape from their everyday lives and a chance to explore magical new worlds.
For children, these tales can provide an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons in a fun and engaging way.
So come on a journey of imagination and discover why these tales have been so popular for centuries. You’ll be saying ‘...and they lived happily ever after!' together in no time.
What are the classic Fairy Tales for kids?
Discover classic tales like The Frog Prince and Red Riding Hood with a modern twist. As well as classic stories such as Rapunzel, The Seven Dwarfs and Beauty and the Beast. Revisit famous fairy tale bedtime stories like Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and more! Whether you are looking for a happy-ever-after ending or an unexpected twist, find it in these classic stories!
Meet familiar characters such as the wicked stepmother in Cinderella and less familiar characters such as Snow White’s sister Red Rose.
As most of these tales were written in times where kings and queens ruled countries, it’s no surprise that royalty feature in stories. Princes and princesses are often the main characters and generally involve some romance. To read a prince fairytale head to The Frog Prince, Beauty And The Beast or The Happy Prince. For a princess story explore The Twelve Dancing Princess, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, The Enchanted Canary or The Princess And The Pea.
Other classic fairy tales for kids include The Gingerbread Man, King Midas, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
The Gingerbread Man tale follows a gingerbread man on his adventure to escape from the king's kingdom and avoid being eaten by foxes, hungry cows and even a troll! The gingerbread man manages to stay one step ahead until he meets a sly old fox who outsmarts him in the end. The gingerbread man teaches children to be brave, determined and never give up.
King Midas seems to have everything, he has a kingdom, a beautiful palace and a loving daughter, Goldie (who’s name has been inspired by the Sooper Books Founders Daughter, Goldie!). The trouble with King Midas is that he’s obsessed with gold. When The king is given an opportunity to have a wish granted he asks for more gold. The wish turns out to be a disaster but a great lesson for the king. The moral of the story is to be careful what you wish for and is themed around greed.
In The Three Billy Goats Gruff, will all of the billy goats make it safely across the bridge? The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a classic folk tale bedtime story about three goats who bravely cross a bridge guarded by a great ugly troll. The Three Billy Goats Gruff are the main characters in the story, each with their own unique personality. The first goat is the biggest and bravest of them all, ready to take on any challenge that comes his way! The second billy goat is a bit timider, but still brave enough to venture out and explore. The third billy goat is the smallest of the three and constantly worries about the dangers that lie ahead. The goats must bravely cross a bridge in order to reach some delicious grass on the other side. Little do they know that a big, mean troll has laid claim to the bridge and is not happy about trespassers. As they cross, each of the Billy Goats must face the challenge of getting past the greedy troll - but with bravery and wit, they all make it across safely! This is a great story for kids of all ages. It teaches lessons about courage, friendship, and standing up for yourself in the face of danger. Who do you think will make it over the bridge first? Will it be the big billy goat gruff, or the tiniest billy goat? Find out this bedtime!
What Stories did the Brothers Grimm write?
The Grimm brothers are behind some of the most well-known German tales. The Grimm fairy tales are full of magical creatures, good deeds and brave heroes who overcome adversity and come out triumphant in the end!
From classic Brothers Grimm stories like Cinderella and Snow White to lesser-known tales like The Goose Girl and The Wolf And The Seven Young Kids, the Grimm stories will take your imagination on an adventure.
Grimm tales also include titles such as Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. The Grimm fairy tales have been passed down through generations, each new version bringing something new to the classic story.
Does Sooper Books have the Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales?
Our tales, such as The Little Mermaid and The Ugly Duckling, are each based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales and have been adapted by Sooper Books.
An Andersen tale usually comes with a message. These stories are often seen as cautionary folk tales, but they were actually created to bring hope and joy - a reminder that even the most unlikely characters can find a happy ending.
Enjoy our Hans Christian inspired tales full of magic, friendship and courage!
What actually is a fairy tale?
These bedtime stories are traditional children’s stories that typically include imaginary creatures and magic. These tales usually teach a moral or life lesson. These tales are often passed down orally from generation to generation and can take many forms, including folktales, fables, parables, myths and legends.
Fairytales remind us that anything is possible and encourage children to use their imaginations. They also provide comfort, teaching kids lessons about courage and morality. These tales have been around for centuries and will continue to captivate readers for years to come! So why not take a journey through the magical world of folk tales? Come on an adventure with us and let your little one explore the amazing world of Sooper Books!
Why do Sooper Books have classic retellings?
We’ve chosen the most popular tales as well as some of the lesser well known favourites and retold them with a Sooper Books twist. As children we were captivated by these famous stories and their magical elements that inspired us to believe anything is possible. Today we hope kids will be enchanted by these tales that cover themes of friendship, bravery and good triumphing over evil.
These fairy tale stories are part of our bedtime story collection. Despite the name they don't all include fairies, in fact these stories tend to be based on folk tales. Kids will love these timeless classic stories that are sure to make any bedtime or story time even more fun. Discover why these folk tales are so captivating for kids of all ages and let your child's imagination run wild!
So come on a journey with us today and experience why these tales have stood the test of time for centuries. Enjoy a fun-filled adventure with Sooper Books’ selection of reimagined and classic folk tales! So, are you ready for an adventure? Let's go!