Sunday, October 13, 2013

An Undone Fairy Tale

An Undone Fairy Tale
author: Ian Lendler
illustrator: Whitney Martin

An Undone Fairy Tale

Genre: Picture Book, Fairy Tale

Summary (from Goodreads):  Now, Ned and I admire how well you read. But the story will be ruined if you turn the page right now.
So please don't.
A beautiful pie-making princess is trapped in a tower. Can Sir Wilbur rescue her? And more importantly, can he do it while wearing a tutu? He's going to try! But if you read the story too quickly, Ned won't be able to make the pictures or costumes in time. And happily-ever-after may start to go a bit haywire.
Join Ian Lendler and Whitney Martin for a fairy tale that takes off into hilarious uncharted territory -- all because you won't slow down!

Review:  Not only do my girls love this book, but I thoroughly enjoy reading it, and I suspect my husband does, too!  It starts out sounding much like a traditional fairy tale, but quickly devolves into silliness as the illustrator runs out of time to complete the illustrations.  My kids thought it was hilarious that the king wore a donut crown and that the knights rode on fish, and they couldn't wait to turn the pages to see what crazy thing would happen next.  All in all, a delightful fun read with entertaining illustrations.

Rating: 5 stars

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