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(3) K-3 Retold by Brian Alderson. Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline. Alderson's interpretation of the Andersen classic is spare and folksy ("She wanted a baby real bad"), with instances of onomatopoeia (whisht!, rrrrh!) that enhance the read-aloud experience. Ibatoulline's acryl gouache and watercolor illustrations, starring a wide-eyed, golden-haired protagonist, are suffused with warmth and light.

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