Our beloved fairy tales with the beautiful queens, the powerful kings and the winsome princesses get stood on their ear when a baby girl is born to King Gluteus and Queen Esophagus. The baby is christened Margarine (Marge for short) and a wingding is held. The ubiquitous seven fairies, actually six because no one wants to tell Fred he isn't a fairy, commence with the parade of blessings. "Most beauteous, wittiest, nicest penmanship..you know the drill....until BAM! The door opens and there is Beebo the Fairy. Not a happy camper.
We all know there is one fairy you just don't want to aggravate. Beebo is the one. She "stuck her big bazoo into the crib," and made her pronouncement...and it isn't good. When Marge turns sixteen, she will be run over by a pie wagon and die.
Luckily, Tintinnitus, one last fairy, still has a chance to fix things. She cannot undo the badness but she can adjust things a bit. End result: the princess will be awakened by a .... prince? Nope....a quince.
The next day all the pies left town so as not to be implicated in the future disaster. What will happen sixteen years later? Will the princess become a sleeping dragon hoping to be awakened by a quince?
An absolute riot of a story and perfect for those who want some action, some fun, some kind of a twist in their stories.
44 pages 978-0152163143 Ages 4-8
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Everyone knows the story of Sleeping Beauty: A handsome prince rescues a beautiful princess from a wicked fairy's terrible sleeping spell.
This story is just like the original. Except for the sarcastic frog narrator, the garlic-scented fairy, and--oh yeah--the princess in this book not only sleeps and snores . . . she's also been turned into a hot-pink and purple dragon!
Certain to charm and delight fairy tale fans across the land, this raucous retelling is anything but a snoozer. --from the publisher