Although classified as “Fairy Tales” the stories collected here are not necessarily of a gentle nature and might not be a good fit for all children. They are, however, a fantastic fit for young children that are ready to embrace a bit more adventure -- these tales are perfect for kids that are thrilled rather than scared when the wolf comes with claws and teeth and bad temperaments and evil plans! Those children will enjoy and benefit from the heightened sense of adventure they will find in these Fables and Fairy Tales.
If you are seeking Fairy Tales and Fables to read to young children that are more unicorns and rainbows than adventure, visit the Children's Library and choose a gentler selections.
For the readers with a more academic interest in the collected works of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, you will find that these works are from the 1884 translation of “Household Tales” by Margaret Hunt.
I do hope you will read these great fairy tales out loud to your children; they can be terribly thrilling and often lead to comforting question and answer sessions as kids wonder aloud about the things that scared and thrilled them. The picture below, with the little tailor perched precariously above giants, gives you a good idea of the situations that will be encountered as you read through these adventures tales.