I’m not in to fairy tales and/or anything kiddy. If it’s Rated below PG13, then I can’t dig it. However, that doesn’t mean I’d consider that material artfully terrible. I just wouldn’t like it because of the audience of the materials. German writers, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm actually do a good job with their tales and of course I’d have to look at such material at a legitimate way and judge accordingly. For one, I didn’t even know the author(s) of these tales and didn’t know too much about the tales themselves. Reading them was uncomfortable as usual because of its iffy content, but I’d say they were fairly morbid but exceptional in its story–something that would be pleasing for its primary audience. I’d rate these tales by the Grimm Brothers as follows:
1st Place: Hansel & Gretel
2nd Place: The Shoes that were Danced to Pieces
3rd Place: Rumpelstiltskin
Each was morbid because of the merciless execution styles of the kings and citizens (Hansel&Gretel’s father’s wife). I guess these tales take place in a medieval setting. I don’t know…this stuff is NOT my literary forte. I reiterate because I must stress in a different way that I almost choked trying to read these tales.
They all had good endings, most or maybe all were confusing either ’cause of the unusual word play or ’cause I clearly didn’t connect what was said to what had happened.
Overall, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are some great authors who do it just right to entertain an audience of immense youth and imagination. With their tales, they can affect a child in so many different ways either it be a positive transition or a negative transformation. What matters most is that whichever path is chosen for the kid, a meaningful purpose will follow along.