Picture Book Review: Delightfully Different Fairy Tales

David Roberts' Delightfully Different Fairy Tales by David Roberts

David Roberts’ Delightfully Different Fairy Tales
by David Roberts (Illustrations), Lynn Roberts-Maloney (Illustrations)
5 out of 5 stars

This book includes the newly-reimagined fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty. They are set in different times periods and the stories are retold in a fresh way. Cinderella is the belle of the ball in the 1920s. Rapunzel grows up in a tower block apartment building in the 1970s. Sleeping Beauty lives in the 1950s and is cursed to fall asleep for a thousand years.

Each of these stories is funny and clever! Some elements of the stories stay true to the familiar story we already know, and some details are changed. Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a record player needle. Cinderella is driven to the ball by a chauffer with a white town car. Rapunzel falls in love with a boy from a rock band.

The best thing about this book is the beautiful illustrations!

The designs for each era of history are so clever. The costumes for each character, the buildings, the furniture, the cars and streets, every element of the setting is just perfect. Each scene is meticulously designed with gorgeous patterns and details. I love the expressive lines of the art work and the bright colors. It really brings each story to life, and makes it a delight to read.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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