The amazing Terry Jones presents a collection of three different books: Fairy Tales, Fantastic Stories, and Animal Tales.
The amazing Terry Jones presents a collection of three different books: Fairy Tales, Fantastic Stories, and Animal Tales. Each book is quite funny.
Terry Jones wrote 3 amazing books. He used creative imagination in Fairy Tales, and Animal Tales. Many animals have human characteristics. Fantastic Stories had really funny stories. For example, the title The Ship of Fools made me want to laugh before I even read the story. Animal Tales has some interesting details to read about. “Sometimes he would take them alive and crush all the bones in their bodies,” from the Flying King.
The most enjoyable parts of the books are the wording. For example, in the story The Butterfly Who Sang, Terry Jones writes this sentence, “After that, the frog came every day to listen to the butterfly sing, though all the time he was really feasting his eyes on her beautiful wings.” The word that popped out for me was feasting. I can picture him staring at her wings like they’re the most beautiful thing he will ever see.
Each book has something in common; they all tell a lesson or have a moral. My favorite moral is in the book Fairy Tales, and is in the story Corn Dolly. You need to be happy with the things you have rather than the things you want. The series of books contain 20 or more stories in each one. The lengths of the stories are different.
In my opinion, The Song That Brought Happiness is my favorite, which is located in Fantastic Stories. The reason I liked that story, is that the Wandering Minstrel sang all the time. I would sing all the time if I could too.
The suggested age for reading this series is eight and up. I recommend that moms, dads or teachers should read these books to children at or around this age. I had some trouble reading, and understanding some of the words, but enjoyed them if they were read to me by my mom or dad. It can be an easy read for children who are middle school age or up.