The Tales of Beedle the Bard is J. K. Rowling’s latest addition to the supplementary works of the Harry Potter series. In the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Hermione is lift a book by Dumbledore. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of stories that every little witch and wizard heard as children. However, Harry and Hermione were raised by Muggles, so they are not familiar with Beedle the Bard. One story in particular plays a large part in the events of The Deathly Hallows.
Rowling gives us the opportunity to read these stories ourselves. She allows us to look a little further into a world that Harry Potter fans love. After each story is a commentary by Albus Dumbledore, written very much in the voice of the character. The stories are cute, easy to read and have what most ‘fairy tales’ have, a moral at the end. They are definitely stories that could be added to the young child’s repertoire. Right after The Cat in the Hat, a child might want to hear about The Hopping Pot.