What Is a Googly?: The Mysteries of Cricket Explained kIt is written in a lively style by Abie Longstaff and beautifully illustrated by Lauren Beard The series features regular characters such as Cinderella Rapunzel Princess Rose Snow White Clara the ballerina and the Sugar Plum Fairy These cute as a button fairytale characters follownown conventions The stories feature wicked witches evil ueens magic potions and Prince Charmings but usually with a twist These characters work hard for their living They are loyal to their friends and unite to defeat evil doers They are not ethereal waif like beauties but recognisably substantial and human Best
Of All They Have all they have need of dashing princes to rescue them There are plenty of references to nown fairytale stories Thus they are enjoyable both for young children and for the adults who read along with them Adults will also enjoy the detail in the illustrations and the insertion of tiny recognisable elements for example a recurring owl pussycat and pea green boat which do not feature in the story Kittie Lacey the Fairytale Hairdresser lives independently over the top of her salon in her own flat That is she does when she is not cutting Rapunzel s hair or the Seven Dwarves beards She is brave and spunky and loves to have adventures In this story she swims underwater to visit her friend Coral the Little Mermaid But she discovers
That The Little Mermaidthe Little Mermaid very unhappy and beginning to feel that her tail makes her unlovable She yearns to be noticed by the handsome Prince Marino the royal diving instructor The Little Mermaid pines badly and eventually succumbs to the temptations of the wicked Sea Witch only to find that her beautiful singing voice has been stolen away How can Kittie use her hairdressing skills to help her friendThe story development is delightful and the denouement where the Little Mermaid gets her prize without sacrificing her tail puts a smile on everyone s face The wicked Sea "Witch s plan is foiled the Little Mermaid gets a new look which she loves plus "s plan is foiled the Little Mermaid gets a new look which she loves plus life she has always desired with the best of both worlds The story stresses the importance of both courage and compromise The message is clear be true to yourself You do not need to lose your own individuality to live happily ever afterThe story is told in a straightforward and fun way It can be read on its own or as part of the series The artwork by Lauren Beard is a delig. Nd matchmaking skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after This magical fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytal. .
Abie Longstaff ☆ 3 review.
Ht This partnership between author and illustrator is a highly successful one The illustrations are complex yet simple for a child to access the type of illustration which can be pored over for several minutes finding new areas to enjoy They are drawn with definition using dip pen and ink then painted in gouache and are finished digitally There is much use of flat bright colours a touch of controlled texture plus a little glitz glamour and sparkle There is even a double page spread incorporating another mode of writing in this case a diary The talent here lies in creating uirky recognisable characters having interesting designs and fun detail Surprisingly enjoyable this is a magical post feminist fairy tale with a brave modern heroine where roles are not entirely as you might expect them to be And it s a lovely fun way to enable children of about 4 6 years to spot traditional fairytale themes My local library obtained a copy of this book when I asked them Little did they now that its first enthusiastic reader would be someone just a little older than the target audience image from author s own website My favourite authorillustrator duo are back This time with a story which is way better than the Disney version "Yes I m highly biased as I adore The Fairytale Hairdresser series I love seeing fairytale characters who I now "I m highly biased as I adore The Fairytale Hairdresser series I love seeing fairytale characters who I now but doing slightly different things There is so much going on in each picture with a few characters like the little fairies ending up in a fair amount of scenes I was extremely glad that the Little Mermaid s nemesis didn t have much page time as she is rather Creepy But She Gets What She Deserves but she gets what she deserves though I sort of new what would happen TO THE LITTLE MERMAID SEEING HER the Little Mermaid seeing her upset and hearing her tale of woe made me a little teary she is so sweet that it seems unfair she gets what she wants but can t speak I enjoyed watching the prince make his own plans to get closer to the Little Mermaid in the background scenes he liked her as much as she liked him as proven when their happily ever after happens and the reader gets to see what happens next Ah I m so looking forward to which tale Abie Lauren tackle next Kitty s business continues to thrive and make me smile oI received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair review although I m a fangirl so I m slightly biased My review is on Nayu s Reading Corne. E references to spot and favourite friends to find with a sprinkling of glitz and glamourThe Fairytale Hairdresser a modern girl in a fairytale wor. Read with my seven year I love this book The subtle twist on classic stories mixed with the gorgeous work has even made my VERY anti princesstomboy daughters into fans of this seriesDeceptively long bookgreat to enjoy any time of day Who would have thought this book would resonate with my 4 year "Old Truck Loving Boy But "truck loving boy but hasn t wanted me to return it We watched The Little Mermaid because of this book yesterday and will be reading in the series This also inspired my boy to tell friends of his that are girls that they can t tell him not to like princess books or movies as Well As Other Adventures A as other adventures A spin on The Little Mermaid Kittie Lacey the best hairdresser in Fairyland regularly dons her scuba gear and goes underwater to do Coral the Mermaid s hair Coral also pops up above the sea every now and then where see spies hunky Prince Marino She s worried he won t like her because of her tail However he hears her beautiful singing one day and sets out to find the singer Coral decides to take matters into her own hands and asks the Sea Witch to change her tail into a pair of legs The Sea Witch grants her wish but there are horrible repercussions Will Kitty be able to help her friend before it s too late And most importantly will she have a bad hair dayThis was a really fun book with a great twist on the popular fairytale The illustrations were superb with lots to look at in each scene A winner all round This is a fun book for those looking for slightly alternate fairytale stories This is the tale of the Little Mermaid and how she meets her prince There is a lot of tongue in cheek humor beautiful gorgeous illustrations including all sorts of other fairy tale characters just waiting for your child to spot them The story is ok works well probably for little girls into makeovers It does have a strong positive role in the end but along the way there s a lot of discussion which complicates the issue Does your little girl or little boy unerringly gravitate towards all things pink and sparkly Does steering them gently towards gender neutral material meet with a luke warm reaction Then with books of this uality perhaps you should just give in to the inevitableThe Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid published in 2015 is the sixth story in the enjoyable series of picture books about Kittie Lacey the Fairytale Hairdresser. The little memaid is all in a lather the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voiceThe Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing