Retold by Emily Snowell Keller
painter Pamela Silin-Palmer follows up her last picture
book, Bunny and the Beast, with another delightfully tongue-in-cheek
retelling of a favorite fairy tale: Sleeping
Bunny. In collaboration with her daughter, writer
Emily Snowell Keller, the artist has added a twist to
a classic story--recasting the characters as animals and
dressing them in medieval finery--while retaining all
of the essential elements. In this "Sleeping Beauty,"
Beauty becomes Bunny, the fairies are a rainbow of winged
piglets, and the prince is a glorious hare in golden armor.
Each spread offers lush imagery, exquisite detail, and
an abundance of humor, creating a book to be thoroughly
enjoyed by readers of all ages for years to come!
is one of the most beautiful children's books that has
come across my desk! With my grandson sitting on my lap,
I opened the pages and we immediately entered a world
of fairy dust, flying pigs, scampering mice, glorious
sunflowers, majestic frogs, bright-eyed rats, rainbows,
dragonflies, flower garlands... and a story to match!
Each page invited us to find little animals and magical
fairies, search for the moon or rainbow, and talk about
the flowers and of course, the bunny and her fate. I laughed,
as other adults will, when I read that the mean fairy,
named Mildew, was not invited because the bunny family
did not have enough china. Politically correct for this
time, the Prince and Princess bunnies first grew to love
each other before marrying. And of course, lived hoppily
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