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Monday, February 25, 2019

It's Not Hansel and Gretel Blog Tour (review & giveaway)

It’s Not Hansel and Gretel 
(It’s Not a Fairytale #2) 
By Josh Funk 
Illustrated by Edwardian Taylor 
March 1, 2019 
Two Lions 

Hansel and Gretel will not listen to their storyteller. For one thing, who leaves a trail of bread crumbs lying around, when there are people starving? Not Hansel, that’s for sure! And that sweet old lady who lives in a house made of cookies and candy? There’s no way she’s an evil witch! As for Gretel, well, she’s about to set the record straight—after all, who says the story can’t be called Gretel and Hansel? It’s time for these wacky siblings to take their fairy tale into their own hands. So sit back and enjoy the gingerbread! 

With laugh-out-loud dialogue and bold, playful art (including hidden search-and-find fairy-tale creatures), this Hansel and Gretel retelling will have kids giggling right up to the delicious ending! 

You think you know the story of Hansel and Gretel, right? Wrong! You have NO idea...but don’t worry, Josh Funk is here to tell you the real story in It’s Not Hansel and Gretel. 

It’s Not Hansel and Gretel is a deliciously, laugh-out-loud funny tale that puts an imaginative and exciting spin on the classic story. Wickedly clever and bursting with oodles of charm, Funk’s pitch-perfect storytelling will keep young readers absolutely enthralled. Edwardian Taylor’s silly, whimsical illustrations bring the story to life perfectly with engaging cartoonish flair.  

With fun interactions between the storyteller and Hansel and Gretel, thrilling twists, awesome illustrations, and fun humor, It’s Not Hansel and Gretel is sure to delight and entertain readers of all ages. 

5/5 Cupcakes

Like Hansel and Gretel, Josh Funk doesn't like being told how stories should go—so he writes his own. He is the author of a bunch of picture books, including the popular Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast series, illustrated by Brendan Kearney, and recently, How to Code a Sandcastle, illustrated by Sara Palacios, and Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude, illustrated by Stevie Lewis. He lives in New England with his wife and children. Learn more about him at and follow him on Twitter @joshfunkbooks. 

 Edwardian Taylor has worked as a visual development artist and character designer in the game and animation industry. He illustrated the picture book Race!, written by Sue Fliess and the chapter book Toy Academy: Some Assembly Required, written by Brian Lynch. He lives in Texas with his partner and their four dogs. Learn more about him at and follow him on Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter @edwardiantaylor. 

Win a copy of It's Not Hansel and Gretel!
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-ends 3/3/19
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Danielle H. said...

Josh Funk is my favorite picture book author because he can make me laugh every time I read his work. The illustrations are also so much fun!!

John Smith said...

I like the subdued, low-key cover!

Ash said...

We love Josh Funk's other books, so can't wait to read this one!

Dan Denman said...

The book cover is fun and colorful. The illustrations look great! This looks to be a fun and hilarious story!

cute said...

It would be so magical to read this with my kiddo