I recently listened to some of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales. Well, I should say "re-listened to" since I've listened to and read them so many times I could tell you the basic story of many of them even without a book in front of me, so to speak. Anyway, I listened to this spacific CD of them recently because David Tennant (I think I spelled his last name right... Anyway, the guy who played the 10th Doctor in the Doctor Who TV series) reads "The Brave Tin Soldier" and I happen to like him. I also love fairytales in general, so it was a great combination; fairytales and one of the few actors I like enough to remember the name of, LOL!
I also recently listened to "The Real Fairy Story Book" by Georgie Adams and Sally Gardner. It's a collection of fairy stories told by fairies. Stories like the one about the tooth fairy who got fired for making a mistake on the first day of the job. They're really sweet little stories!
Another book I recently listened to was "Hairy Tales And Nursery Crimes" by Michael Rosen. It's an amusing collection of fairy tales and nursery rhymes where some of the words are changed to make them silly. Sometimes this is done by changing words for similar sounding words, sometimes by changing the letters around, sometimes by replacing letters, sometimes by removing letters, sometimes by adding letters, and sometimes just by putting something random in the place of the word. That way you end up with stories like the one about the three silly ghosts bluff who were trying to cross the fridge, and nursery rhymes where the dish runs away with the chocolate biscuits.
I also recently watched a fairytale themed movie. It was the movie "Puss N Boots" (which we brought because we mistook it for the "Puss In Boots" movie, which is the story of the Puss In Boots from Shrek). Anyway, "Puss N Boots" is an adaptation of the classic story of Puss In Boots, where a miller's son named Peter is left nothing but a talking cat by his dying Father, while his brothers are given the mill. But the cat is very clever, and helps Peter to gain a castle and the hand in marriage of a princess. Not too bad of an adaptation; definitely amusing, and - being the big kid that I am - I enjoyed it. Still, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't the version we'd thought we were picking up...