How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

(1 reviews with an average rating of 2 out of 5)

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Rapunzel sits in her apartment on the 16th floor. Everyone who calls by tries to get her to let down her hair so they do not have to walk all the way up to her. The milkman, the postman, even the prince. Rapunzel cannot be bothered with any of them, she has something much more important in her life - a job in the library! Rapunzel knows how important books are and she wants everyone else to know it too.

This is how every fairy tale should be written, with the protagonist - regardless of gender - saving themselves from a life of solitude and boredom. The rhymes are peppered with repetition making them fun to read aloud and easy for young readers to remember. The bright, colourful illustrations are superb, filled with endless details that tell stories of their own. A great read.

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