Children’s Ebook Review: The Bremen Musicians


The Bremen Musicians by Roberto Piumini and Nicoletta Costa (Illustrations)

Age Range: 2 and up

File Size: 2248 KB

Print Length: 16 pages

Publisher: KiteReaders (June 27, 2013)

Series: KiteReaders Classic Favorites

Source: Publisher for review

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

In this retelling of the Brothers Grimm folktale, an outcast donkey,
dog, cat, and rooster come together to find a new life as a group of
musicians in a town called Bremen. Their journey together unexpectedly
leads them to cross paths with four bandits, and in the ensuing events,
the four animals find themselves a new home. Retold by award-winning
Italian author, Roberto Piumini, this classic tale comes to life through
the bright and colorful illustrations of award-winning illustrator
Nicoletta Costa. Part of a special classic series that has sold over 1
million copies worldwide, this specially-designed ebook for your tablet
is sure to become a new favorite among families with young readers.

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Roberto Piumini:


Nicoletta Costa:

My Thoughts:

Roll your eyes all you like when I say that I’ve never heard of this
story before, but it’s the truth. So in addition to Nicoletta costa’s
lovely artwork, my children and I got to experience a new (to us)
classic.  My kids loved the book and have asked to read it several more

One of the appealing things about this story is the way all these old
“useless” animals escape from their owners and prove to be not so
useless after all. They work together to pull off a ruse and end up
living happily ever after together. There really isn’t a huge moral to the
story (although there is one if you look hard enough), it’s just good entertainment. I’ve added it to my collection of
favorite bedtime stories for my kids.

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  • Reply
    Adriana Garcia
    August 29, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    You and I are in (well were now) in the same boat. I have never heard of this story either. I have a bunch of fairy tale stories on my bookshelf too…
    I do like moral stories in children's books. Even if they are not so clear at first they unwittingly teach you and kids in general something.

    • Reply
      August 30, 2013 at 2:44 am

      I'm glad I'm not the only one that had never heard of this story before! It makes me feel a bit better. 🙂

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