Saturday, September 11, 2010
Princesses and Dragons
Snoring Beauty. It's not a Barefoot Book, but it is absolutely wonderful to read again and again. The classic tale of Sleeping Beauty is waylaid by a hearing-challenged fairy who turns the curse of "death by pie-wagon" into "sleeping dragon" who can only be awakened by a "quince" rather than the traditional "prince." The story is hilarious, the illustrations are perfectly matched to the story. The funky fairies absolutely steal the show: Hexus and Blexus, Nostrilene and Umpudine, Fleabitis and Tintinnitus, and Fred (who wasn't really a fairy, but no one had the heart to tell him). So, if you're tired of playing princess, try out Snoring Beauty.