It’s Not Hansel and Gretel
by Josh Funk Illustrated by Edwardian Taylor
In this hilarious follow-up to Josh Funk’s IT’S NOT JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, Hansel and Gretel will not listen to their storyteller. For one thing, who leaves a trail of breadcrumbs lying around, when there are people starving? Not Hansel, that’s for sure! And that sweet old lady who lives in a house made of cookies and candy? There’s no way she’s an evil witch!
As for Gretel, well, she’s about to set the record straight—after all, who says the story can’t be called Gretel and Hansel? It’s time for these wacky siblings to take their fairy tale into their own hands. So sit back and enjoy the gingerbread!
It’s Not Hansel and Gretel is a hilarious follow-up to It’s Not Jack and The Beanstalk. In fact, Jack even has a cameo in this book! We all know the traditional Hansel and Gretel story from the Brothers Grimm, right? The evil step-mother convinces the father to take the children into the woods to leave them there to starve. Well this book is NOT Hansel and Gretel. I mean, the title is It’s Not Hansel and Gretel.
Just like in It’s Not Jack and The Beanstalk, the characters in the book take it over much to the narrator’s frustration. This book will have you and your children laughing out loud over the silly antics and the way the story runs amuk. And unlike the cautionary Brothers Grimm version, It’s Not Hansel and Gretel has a happy, not at all scary ending. I definitely recommend adding this to your child’s library!
Author Josh Funk
Like Hansel and Gretel, Josh Funk doesn’t like being told how stories should go—so he writes his own. He is the author of a bunch of picture books, including the popular Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, illustrated by Brendan Kearney, and recently, How to Code a Sandcastle, illustrated by Sara Palacios, and Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. He lives in New England with his wife and children. Learn more about him at www.joshfunkbooks.com and follow him on Twitter @joshfunkbooks.
Illustrator Edwardian Taylor
Edwardian Taylor has worked as a visual development artist and character designer in the game and animation industry. He illustrated the picture book Race!, written by Sue Fliess and the chapter book Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required, written by Brian Lynch. He lives in Texas with his partner and their four dogs. Learn more about him at www.edwardiantaylor.com and follow him on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter @edwardiantaylor.