It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk by Josh Funk

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Read It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk Online Free - Jack is not fond of the bossy narrator of his fairy tale! When Jack is told to trade his beloved cow Bessie for some magic beans, throw the beans out the window, climb the ENORMOUS beanstalk that sprouts overnight, and steal from a GIANT, he decides this fairy tale is getting out of control. In fact, he doesn’t want to follow the story line at all. Who says Jack needs to enter a life of daring, thievery, and giant trickery? He takes his story into his own hands—and you’ll never guess what happens next!

With laugh-out-loud dialogue and bold, playful art (including hidden fairy tale creatures for kids to find), this Jack and the Beanstalk retelling will have children rolling with laughter till Bessie the cow comes home.

Title : It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk
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ISBN : 1542045657
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 pages


Matt rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2017

While many may be familiar with the story, Jack has decided to hijack the narrative and steer things in his own direction. He protests the beans, the beanstalk, and violence with the Giant (Fred, by name). Instead, Jack pesters the narrator to allow him full control of the story, which has an int...

Niki (Daydream Reader) rated it ★★★★★

October 03, 2017

Hilarious and a MUST have for the library and any fairy tale unit!!

Kate rated it ★★★★★

August 02, 2017

Thank you to the #kidlitexchange network for the review copy - all opinions are my own. This remix of the classic Jack and the Beanstalk story will be a perfect addition to my fractured fairy tale collection in my library and is a guaranteed read aloud for my 4th graders during their fairy tale u...

Julie rated it ★★★★★

November 03, 2017

So I’m FINALLY writing the review for this book which is long overdue. And I’m not gonna lie, I think Josh Funk is da bomb and he also asked me and a bunch of my nerdy friends to help him on the book trailer for this book, so I’m sort of biased. With that said, this book is fantastic. So much grea...

M rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2017

Thank you to Josh Funk & Amazon Publishing for sharing this ARC w/ #kidlitexchange! All opinions are my own. Fantastic and fun! I can already hear my students giggling as Jack argues his way through the story. The style mirrors techniques used in the ever-popular Mo Willems stories, guarantee...

Heidi rated it ★★★★★

September 29, 2017

Poor narrator. He tries so hard to tell the traditional Jack and the Beanstalk story, but Jack just won't cooperate, and he complains the whole way, first about selling his cow, then about climbing the beanstalk, and finally refusing to rob the giant. And then to top it all off, he gives away the...

Traci rated it ★★★★★

December 01, 2017

This one's a rib tickler! Guaranteed to at least bring a smile to young ones but more than likely, make them laugh. This is the story of Jack and the Beanstalk but maybe not how you remembered it. Written by Josh Funk, illustrated by Edwardian Taylor and published by Two Lions. #mustread #fractured...

Jillian rated it ★★★★★

July 09, 2017

Added July 9, 2017: Having now gotten to see the final version of this book, I think I love it even more. It's creative, unexpected, and hilarious. It left me laughing, and I'm sure kids will be cracking up also at the snarkiness of Jack as he responds to the narrator and questions how the story...

Matthew rated it ★★★★★

August 16, 2017

"Woah! It's a good thing I didn't eat those beans!" This book is HILARIOUS and gives voice to an entirely different perspective of the story: Jack's! Can't wait to share with readers this school year!

Michelle rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2017

This book is so funny! Our kids loved it! It is the perfect book to use for reader's theater.

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