Hansel and Gretel is a book about a family of a wife and a husband who have two children. The father is a woodcutter and at the moment they are very poor. The stepmother convinces the father that they should go out into the woods and leave their children there. She says that that is the only way they will survive. Hansel heard their parents talking about this one night and he told Gretel. The next day, their parents told them that they were going into the forest to chop wood. Hansel took a handful of pebbles and dropped them a little bit at a time on their way. This was so they could find their way back home. The idea worked. The stepmother and father decided to try again though. This time, Hansel dropped bread crumbs, but they fell asleep and when they awoke, the bread crumbs were gone. They started walking, at last they found a house that was made of candy. Little did they know, a witch lived inside. The witch tried cooking Hansel, but Gretel managed to shove the witch into the oven. Hansel and Gretel found lots of pearls and diamonds in boxes in the witches house. They shoved them into their pockets and left. They finally found their way home and when they got there, they found out that the stepmother had died. The children and their father lived happily ever after though, and they had plenty to eat!
I think that it was a very good children's book. the detail was understandable for children. There were pictures on every page, so that also helps the children to be able to understand the story better. I liked how creative the author was. I liked how the story ended happily, but there was one thing I did not like about the book. I did not like that the stepmother was so mean to the children. I think that will make children think that adults (especially stepmothers) are always mean. I am glad though that the stepmother was the one who died at the end, and not the father.
By, Tasha (...)