7 classic fairytales short stories by Brothers Grimm : Rumpelstiltskin, Clever Gretel, The Old Man and his Grandson, The Little Peasant, Snowdrop, Sweetheart Roland, Frederick and Catherine. The imagery in fairy tales (such as personified animals, adults represented as giants and allegorical magic vegetables) allows the child to explore their fears in remote and symbolic terms. Fairy tales allow the reader to explore each virtue and path of action through the different characters' fates. The child decides their own personal stance after deliberating each consequence. Fairy tales provide answers to what the world is really like and the child's place within it.