Story Box - Create Your Own Fairy Tales
|Author:||Magma (Created by); Anne Laval (Illustrator)|
|Series:||Magma for Laurence King Ser.|
Book-related games and activities are enjoyable ways to introduce children to concepts and story telling structures. A favourite at VOLUME is Story Box. The box contains 20 double-sided puzzle pieces that can be arranged (and re-arranged) to make wordless fairy tales. The illustrations are playful and clever allowing for different interpretations depending on the nieghbouring cards. An array of characters from gnomes and brave children to kings, witches (who may or may not be friendly) and wolves, against backdrops of farms, forests and mountains where people live in humble homes, majestic castles and forest trees give children an endless array of possible stories. My favourite cards include the wolf flavouring the tied-down gnome with salt and pepper, the strange giant pink rabbit who is busily nibbling away at the palace, the princess on her moped in the night-time forest, and gnomes lamenting some catastrophe, their boxes of tissues well in use. Sturdy, and with plenty of story-telling possibilities: ideal for 3-to-6-year-olds.
Can you save the missing elf before he is eaten by the big, bad wolf? Is the witch offering you a poisoned apple, or will she help you - by magically shrinking the giant pink rabbit that is terrorizing your castle?
Tell a different story each time you play, in this 8-foot-long fairytale puzzle.
Anne Laval is an illustrator from Strasbourg, France. Using traditional techniques and with nature as her inspiration she creates beautiful work for children's books and magazines.