After reading Adam Gidwitz book “A Tale Dark and Grimm” I decided to pull out my huge copy of “The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales” and write my thoughts on one of the fairy tales within every Thursday. Warning: If you do not want spoilers for any of these fairy tales, which is going to be hard not to do with them being so short and all, than do not read any farther.
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The Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Published by Pantheon Books Inc., Random House
Cat and Mouse in Partnership
Never trust a cat! Or at least never trust anyone that usually has you on their daily menu. This is a tale about a cat and a mouse that decide to share a home and a pot of fat that they buy for to last them the winter. The cat, however, is greedy and lies to the mouse constantly sneaking out and eating from the pot. The mouse doesn’t figure this out until the winter has come and the cat has already devoured all the fat. Understandably, the mouse is not pleased. The message I got from this fairy tale was to not so easily trust someone just because they present you a sweet deal, but to always be wary of offers that seem to good to be true.