About the Author
Susan Meredith ("Gram") is a stepmother and grandmother. Her love of books led her to bring her granddaughters to various bookstores with the invitation to "choose whichever books they might like". However, in reviewing the books, especially the classic Grimm's Fairy Tales, "Gram" (as well as the parents) were concerned about the frightening images and evil characterizations. It was this reluctance to expose the children to "scary stuff" that inspired Ms. Meredith to rewrite the classic fairy tales in a style that is more positive, more whimsical, and more humorous; a style that her grandchildren refer to as "tickles and giggles."