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Rapunzel Week (5): The Fairytale Hairdresser

Abie Longstaff (text) & Lauren Beard (illustrations)(Random House Children’s Books) Meet Kitty Lacey, hairdresser extraordinaire with an array of famous clients: from Little Red to Thumbelina, and from the Beast to Father Christmas, they all come to visit when their hair needs a trim. But when she is called to a rather threatening-looking tower, she …

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Rapunzel Week (3): Falling for Rapunzel

Leah Wilcox (text) & Lydia Monks (illustrations)(Puffin) Once upon a bad hair day, a prince rode up Rapunzel’s way.“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, throw down your hair!”She thought he said, “Your underwear” If you are looking for a humorous take on the traditional fairy-tale, this one is definitely the one for you. Hard-of-hearing Rapunzel becomes increasingly confused when …

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Rapunzel Week (2): Rapunzel

Retold by Susanna Davidson, illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini(Usborne) This adaptation for newly-confident readers includes bold and simply text with lively comical and brightly-coloured illustrations. I really liked the 18th century feel to the story, specifically in the costumes. I know it is not unusual, but for some reason it really stood out for me!The strength …