Children's stories often contain metaphoric content and may be good sources for stimulating creative ideas. In addition, they illustrate the nature of stories, the process for structuring stories, and the art of communicating them. Here are just a few examples. Check your library and bookshops for the many others available.
Clark, M., & Voake, C. (1990). The best of Aesop's fables. London: Walker Books. de Saint-Exupery, A. (1993). The little prince. London: Mammoth. Jackson, J. (1981). Tawny scrawny lion. Racine, WI: Golden Press.
Milne, A. A., & Shepherd, E. H. (1999). Winnie-the-Pooh's little book of wisdom. London: Methuen.
Nykokabi, S. (1974). The chameleon who couldn't stop changing his mind. Nairobi, Kenya: Transafrica Publishers.
O'Mara, L. (Ed.). (1991). Classic animal stories. London: Michael O'Mara Books.
Powell, M. (1994). Wolf tales: North American children's stories. Santa Fe, NM: Ancient City Press.
Shipton, J., & Foreman, M. (1991). Busy! Busy! Busy! London: PictureLions.
Shorto, R. (1990). Cinderella and Cinderella's stepsister (T. Lewis, illus.). New York: Carol Publishing Group.
Williams, M. (1991). The velveteen rabbit. London: Heineman.
Young, R. A., & Dockrey, J. (Eds.). (1993). African-American folktales for young readers. Little Rock, AR: August House.
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