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Duke and Daisy sometimes visit an enchanting fairy forest where they met a special friend that most kids know.



Kids from many generations have learned and had fun with this wonderful young girl. Red Riding Hood first appeared in the 1600s. And Duke and Daisy agree with Charles Perrault, the original author, who wanted to write stories to make a point about wise and foolish behavior.

They asked Red Riding Hood to share some lessons that kids learn from her experiences.

Some of her Lessons learned:

  1. Do Not trust strangers.
  2. Do not share personal information.
  3. Obey parents.

Duke and Daisy realize the importance of Fairy Tales for kids, and they think kids will agree with their thoughts on why kids love their stories.

Hope: Fairy tales offer hope or redemption, hope that good conquers evil, and their enemies will disappear.

Scary is safe: Fairy tales teach kids how to handle scary situations.

Imagination: Kids learn how to expand their minds to the world of fantasy and abstract thinking.

Romance: Kids learn about the magic of true love.

Teach Lessons: Kids learn the basics of story structure.

Cultural Appreciation: Kids learn about other cultures.

What’s possible: Kids learn from the real world and a world of what if?

Duke and Daisy consulted Good Reads for its list of Best Fairy tales, which they calculated from the vast reader’s votes. Here are the top three on the list. You can find the complete list at Good Reads, My Favorite, Best Fairy Tales.

No. 1 Beauty and the Beast by  Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont

No. 2 Cinderella by Anthea Bell 

No. 3 The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at www.judykundert.com.You can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking

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