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QoAR: the Brothers & Mother’s Grimm Fairy Tales

It’s always been my opinion that the Brothers Grimm couldn’t tale their way out of a paper bag, and that their work is considered “classic” proves crap rises as easily as cream (but lasts a whole lot longer). Their mediocrity — and that’s being generous — isn’t nearly as shocking as their depravity, however. Those who would consider the brothers’ cruel and disjointed rambling “children’s literature” should never be allowed to breed…

The Brothers Grimm were in desperate need of an editor (and a minder). Their fairy tales are re-imagined here, as Mother’s Grimm. So, tuck yourselves in, turn out the lights, close your eyes, and let ‘er rip. The Queen of All Readia now presents the first in this series: A Wonderful Musician


  1. Gary says:


    1. Ayoub says:

      beautiful clocks.i have two faiuorvte; the very hungry always reminds me that we as humans, are capable of so many things.second; rainbow fish.this book always has the ability to make me cry because it reminds me that we need others in our life. as much as we try and hide it, we always need someone. whether it be a human or an animal.

    2. Leo says:

      My favourite childhood book was the one about henny penny and goosy loosey. the sky was falling. I can’t remember the title but I remember loving their silly names and the fact they didn’t get eaten by the fox (we had chooks and ours were often eaten by the fox).

  2. Twrl33 says:

    My blog is not yet up and running…I’m a refugee from Blogger. But, and here’s my reason for commenting, I happen to be “Mermaid, Queen of the World,” since I was five. I wonder if we’re related(?)

    Around that time, I found the Grimm’s among my father’s books and, as I read on through it, I wondered if it were appropriate for children myself. And kept reading.

    Kachina dolls are representations of various scarey results used by southwest tribe/s of Native Americans to teach their kids obedience or else…look what will happen (show doll.)

    The Grimms tales seem to have sprung from a similar motivation; Hans Christian Anderson’s stories are entertaining but pretty wimpy after Grimm’s. Except of course for The Little Mermaid….

    1. Sevcan says:

      My favorite children’s book would have to be Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang. There’s something magnificent about the simplicity and illustrations that I adore.

  3. Twrl33 says:

    oops, forgot to say, I like your style! Bookmarked this blog and just followed you on Twitter where I couldn’t label “which side are you on?” immediately…a good indicator of an independent thinker. You fav’d my tweet and when I read the other fav’s, I felt both pride and inclined to look for more from your sources like Albert Brooks.

    1. William says:

      My favorite childhood book is the Tales of Peter Rabbit. My mom used to read that book to me in Japanese when I was a little girl and now I’m carrying on that tradition with my 5 month old in Japanese, and my husband is reading the same book to him in English. Having books translated in to multiple languages is so wonderful!

  4. Miria says:

    My favorite chihdlood book would definitely have to be the hungry caterpillar I don’t remeber who it’s by but I always remeber having the time of my life flipping the pages and watching the caterpillar get bigger and bigger though as I grew older I became obsessed with the Harry potter and the lion, the witch and the wardrobe series lovely clocks as always!

  5. Mahesh says:

    My favorite were (and still are) any of the Richard Scarry books. I can close my eyes and still picture some of my favorite pages (like the seasons in I am a Bunny) from the Best Storybook Ever. It’s now neat to see how much my kids love the same books. For them, the sillier of his books, the better I love it!