Little came home with a book last week, and after flipping through it - I decided to read it myself. The plot was adorable and witty! It covered my favorite subjects from my childhood - fairy tales! (but with a twist). If you have child between the ages of 8-12, these books are definitely worth checking out.
By the same author who wrote Nerds, Michael Buckley writes about the misadventures of two sisters, whose family 's past involves magic and mystery. The series is called "Fairy Tale Detectives: Sisters Grimm", and it involves all the characters from countless fairy tales in an amusing and different light. Prince Charming? Not so charming. He is the mayor of the town and quite conceited. Three little pigs? They are obnoxious police officers (gee what a reference!) who are ruled by their stomaches.
I don't know how someone couldn't love this series, and I may have scared off Little because I've been raving about how clever I think they are. I finished the book in less than an hour, and can't wait for him to take out the second book (there are 6!) The overall idea of the series is that the writings of the Brothers Grimm were not just tales, but historical books recounting the accomplishments of the Everafters, the characters from fairy tales. When the Everafters start to be come uncontrollable, a spell is cast upon them so they are contained to one town - Ferryport Landing, New York. (ha!). The deal is the Grimm family must oversee the mishaps of the Everafters, and if/when the Grimm family no longer exists - only then can the Everafters leave the town. Each books highlights a mystery or crime committed by an Everafter, and the Sisters Grimm, with great assistance from their grandma need to solve it!