A Tale Dark and Grimm

Book review by Sally Engelfried, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 17 reviews

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age 9+

Fun…and creepy

My 9 year old loves this show. There are definitely creepy parts, and if you have a kid who can’t handle that, it is not for your child.
age 5+

Great Show!

I was watching this with my 3 year old sister, she’s picky with what she watches and she loved it. I wish this was around when I was a little kid (I’m 20) instead of boring, old Disney. I definitely liked the Brothers Grimm stories better once I found out about them when I was 10... too bad they didn’t make it into an animation at the time, but I’m glad they are now for the newer generation.

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