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A little retell therapy Traditional tales are given a fresh outing in this collection reviewed by Jane Doonan

The Little Black Hen By Antony Pogorelsky Illustrated by Gennady Spirin Retold by Elizabeth James Simply Read Books pound;11.99

Yakov and the Seven Thieves By Madonna Illustrated by Gennady Spirin Puffin pound;12.99

The Donkey and the Golden Light By Gill Spiers Illustrated by John Spiers Abrams pound;9.95.

The Elves and the Shoemaker Retold from the Brothers Grimm and illustrated by Jim LaMarche Chronicle Books pound;10.99 Abel and the Wolf By Sergio Lairla Illustrated by Alessandra Roberti North-SouthRagged Bears pound;9.99

The Tiger and the Wise Man By Andrew Fusek Peters Illustrated by Diana Mayo Child's Play pound;4.99

Noah's Boat By Louise Elliott LothianRagged Bears pound;8.99

Peter and the Wolf Retold by Pie Corbett Illustrated by Nik Pollard Chrysalis Children's Books pound;10.99

Stories made for two Ted Dewan chooses books packed with talking points

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus By Mo Willems Walker Books pound;9.99

Belonging By Jeannie Baker Walker Books pound;10.99

Orson Blasts Off! By Raol Col-n Simon amp; Schuster Children's Books pound;5.99

Ted By Tony DiTerlizzi Simon amp; Schuster Children's Books pound;4.99

Jitterbug Jam: a monster tale Words by Barbara Jean Hicks Pictures by Alexis Deacon Hutchinson pound;10.99nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

Read these reviews in full in this week's TES. Friday reviews will continue to appear in the paper through the summer, but the magazine will return in all its glory on September 3 2004

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