Diamonds and Toads
Diamonds and Toads is a bold new treasury of all your favourite fairy tales for children aged 8 to grown up. Featuring a host of diverse new heroes, this book is for every girl and boy - regardless of gender, skin colour or sexual orientation.
Diversity in literature shows us that everyone matters.
We live in a rich, multi-cultural world with an array of different skin colours and sexual orientations. Children's books need to reflect this. Because when kids see themselves and their families represented in the stories they read, it boosts their self-esteem and creates a sense of belonging. When groups of people are excluded from books, it shows them that they're not important.
It's also important for our kids to read about others who don't look or act like them. This helps to build empathy, reduce stereotyping and promote tolerance toward those we perceive as different from ourselves. It also teaches them kindness and compassion - values we all want to instil in our little loved ones.
- A brave daughter proves she is more than capable of using her wits to save her sick father in The Water of Life...
- Down in the depths of the ocean, The Little Mermaid makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to win the love of a princess...
- With the flick of a wand and a little help from her friends, Cinderella's life changes in the most extraordinary way...
Briar Rose - Sleeping Beauty
Little Red Riding Hood
The Frog Prince
The Golden Bird
Diamonds and Toads
The Little Mermaid
Jorinda and Joringel
The Elves and the Shoemaker
The Four Clever Brothers
The Princess and the Pea
Jack and the Beanstalk
Beauty and the Beast
The Water of Life
The Six Swans
Diamonds and Toads remains faithful to the early versions of these fairy tales. Told in the words of The Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, Perrault and other master storytellers, these are the same stories that have been delighting children and adults alike for hundreds of years - but with girl heroes alongside boy heroes, burgeoning same-sex relationships alongside heterosexual ones, and a cast of different skin colours - just like we see in the world around us.
Hardcover, 250 mm x 185 mm , Approx 200 pages