The Bullheaded King
The princess cries because there is no butter. Her father the king,
offers a generous reward to anyone with a cow who can provide it.
Smitz, a poor farmer, counts on the reward to buy schoolbooks for his
daughter. When the selfish king reneges on his promise, the fairies
transform the king’s head to that of a bull to teach him a lesson. When
the princess learns the reason for the change in her father’s
appearance, she is angry and races to correct the wrong her father has
The lesson plan that accompanies this short politically correct
fairy tale has both preschool literacy activities and activities for
older elementary students as well. A children’s story with a moral, this
is a good teaching short story.