Saturday, March 26, 2011

Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox

Waking Beauty Falling For Rapunzel

Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox and illustrated by Lydia Monks is a companion book, a follow-up to the success really, to Falling For Rapunzel.It's cute although not as successful as the Rapunzel book. There aren't many humorous takes on Sleeping Beauty for kids besides Jane Yolen's Sleeping Ugly which skews to a slightly older audience.

Book description from the publisher:

Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss, except Prince Charming. Every time the fairies watching over her try to tell him, he interrupts with his ideas of how to wake her. Eventually he gets the message, and his reaction is priceless: “One hundred years of morning breath. Wow! That could be the kiss of death!”

With just as much interactive fun as Falling for Rapunzel (an IRA Notable Book and the winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Picture Book Award), this fractured fairy tale will elicit laughter that no one will be able to sleep through.

And some illustrations:

1 comment:

  1. My kid loves to read story books. Sleeping beauty is one of her favorite. In fact she does have collection of it at her room and I read bedtime stories for before going to sleep at night as well.