Fabulous Friday (A Little Early)

As tomorrow is a busy day off for my family, I decided to post Fab Friday a day early.  Everyone have a great weekend!

Title: An Undone Fairy Tale

Author: Ian Lendler

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Pages: 32

Ages: 4-8

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess who made delicious pies. Her stepfather, the king, loved her pies so much that he locked her in a tower to keep the pies all for himself. Many knights tried to save her, but none met with success. Until one day, the brave Sir Wilbur appeared in the castle before the king. And this is where the story gets a little, well, unusual.

You see, Ned, who paints the illustrations for the book, can’t paint fast enough to keep up with the pace of your reading. So pictures are left half done and some substitutions have to be made. Like using a tutu to dress Sir Wilbur instead of the suit of armor Ned had planned. And having the tower guarded by a fierce, fire-breathing…. pretzel.

Silliness abounds in this well-written, superbly illustrated story. I wasn’t sure how my Panel of Experts would respond, as they are not big on ordinary fairy-tales. I needn’t have worried. We ended up reading it four times in a twenty four hour period. Muffin declared it “hilarious”, while little Cupcake laughed herself silly over the tutu-wearing knights. They both enjoyed the girl-power ending of the story, where it’s the princess who rescues herself and Sir Wilbur. This one is definitely a keeper!

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