We read Pinocchio a few years ago and throughly enjoyed it. Carlo Collodi wrote the original chapter book and it is such a different version then the movie. Pinocchio is truly a very naughty boy that must learn repeatedly from his many selfish mistakes. As we read the many picture book versions of the tale, the theme of a naughty boy having to learn to be good was illustrated in each tale.
The original chapter book.
Pinocchio by Kate McMullan
This was a simple chapter book version of the story.
Pinocchio by Katie Daynes
A beautiful retelling of the story with wonderful illustrations. One of my favorite versions.
Pinocchio by Roberto Piumini
This is a fun and whimsical retelling of this classic tale. In this version of Pinocchio the illustrations are bright and colorful and draw you into the story. Both the author and the illustrator and from Italy and have a variety of fairy tale titles that they have created together.
Pinocchio by Lane Smith
This is a modern telling of what happened after Pinocchio was turned into a real boy. You can tell that the author and designer Molly Leach had a lot of fun creating this book. It begins with the words, "Last week, in a nutshell." Such a fun take on what happened after.
Pinocchio by Carolyn Magner
Such fun, detailed illustrations in this tale.
Pinocchio by Jan Car
This version was adapted from a screenplay of the story.
Pinocchio illustrated by Fulvio Testa
This is a fun version of the tale with lovely illustrations.
Pinocchio by C. Collodi
This picture book is rich with text from the original story, with plenty of text on each page. The illustrations are beautiful and a bit dark at times.
Pinocchio by Lucy Kincaid
This is a simple retelling of the tale, a now you can read version of the story, with vivid illustrations.
Check out our other Fairy Tale post below.
February || Beauty and the Beast
March || Rumpelstiltskin
April || The Frog Prince
May || Pinocchio
June || Sleeping Beauty
July || Hansel and Gretel
August || Snow White
September || Rapunzel
October || Little Red Riding Hood
November || Jack and the Beanstock
December || Godilocks and the Three Bears