Waking Beauty

Waking Beauty Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss except Prince Charming Every time the fairies watching over her try to tell him he interrupts with his ideas of how to wake her Eventually

  • Title: Waking Beauty
  • Author: Leah Wilcox Lydia Monks
  • ISBN: 9780399246159
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss, except Prince Charming Every time the fairies watching over her try to tell him, he interrupts with his ideas of how to wake her Eventually he gets the message, and his reaction is priceless One hundred years of morning breath Wow That could be the kiss of death With just as much interactive fun as FalliEveryone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss, except Prince Charming Every time the fairies watching over her try to tell him, he interrupts with his ideas of how to wake her Eventually he gets the message, and his reaction is priceless One hundred years of morning breath Wow That could be the kiss of death With just as much interactive fun as Falling for Rapunzel an IRA Notable Book and the winner of Maryland s Black Eyed Susan Picture Book Award , this fractured fairy tale will elicit laughter that no one will be able to sleep through.

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    1. Waking Beauty by Leah Wilcox and illustrated by Lydia Monks is a funny read aloud for children of all ages. In this entertaining retelling of the classic fairy tale, Prince Charming goes in search of a dragon to slay, instead, he finds the snoring beauty. Fairies attempt, many times, to tell the Prince what he must do to wake Sleeping Beauty, but he is too impatient to listen. He tries many different ways to wake Sleeping Beauty up, shouting, jumping on her bed, and dumping water on her head to [...]

    2. Despite the appearance of Prince Charming in this book, I didn’t find this book quite as charming as the book Falling for Rapunzel, which is also by the same writer and illustrator.However, it is a fun book for both children and adults, and it’s a terrific read aloud book.I hope that this team creates a third and many more fairy tale spoof books. They’re really delightful. I do recommend Waking Beauty and very highly recommend Falling for Rapunzel.

    3. Wow, how refreshing, a totally worthy follow-up to Falling for Rapunzel! Same great fill-in-the-blank page turns and goofy collage illustrations. And love, love, love that Sleeping Beauty asserts herself after the Prince takes a kiss without permission.

    4. See the bright pink cover? What you can't see is the glitter on the title too. Looks like quite a book for little girls, doesn't it? But I am here to tell you that this is one version of Sleeping Beauty that will have the little boys clamoring for another reading! When Prince Charming approaches the castle covered in vines, he hears a horrible noise that he thinks is a dragon. He draws his sword, prepared to do battle, but to his dismay finds a snoring princess fast asleep. Three fairies appear [...]

    5. I'm always in search of children's books to read to my 3 year old that don't bore me to tears. I have grown tired of the pile of crappy children's books on my kid's shelves that seem to recycle the same thing over and over again. Of course, there are the old classics from my childhood but my children don't seem to latch on to them like I did.For my daughters, princesses and all things girly is the key but I get a bit annoyed with the silly fairytales and blubbery princess stories that depict wea [...]

    6. This is a fractured fairy tale of the classic Sleeping Beauty. It's a cute and humorous story of a snoring princess who is found by the prince who is looking for dragons to slay. The fairies try to convince him to kiss the snoring princess and break the spell of slumber but the prince doesn't get it. They tell him to give her a little lip and he tells the princess to "Wake up, lazy bones." He doesn't realize they mean he should kiss her. He tries jumping on the bed to wake her and dumps a pitche [...]

    7. My 6 year old and I absolutely fell in love with this book! We read it aloud to my husband tonight and got a few chuckles out of him as well! I plan to read it to both buy it for my school library and read it to the Kindergarten classes during their Kings and Queens unit. Waking Beauty is a hilarious retelling of Sleeping Beauty in which Prince Charming just does not get the fact that he must KISS the princess to wake her up. He tries everything he can EXCEPT kissing her to wake her and when he [...]

    8. The art work kind of goes between cute and weird. The Prince looks sort of like an oddly shaped wooden spoon with Dennis the Menace's hair and some odd blob of pink plastic slapped on for a nose.The rhymes work well. Kids who have this read to them will be filling in that line the Prince never seems to get and the boys will like his views on "girl germs". And despite the glitter and sparkles, the princess in this fractured fairy tale is no Disney cartoon princess--she's got a wicked left hook!No [...]

    9. It is very entertaining in how the cliches of kissing to wake maidens, and clueless a boy is put into the same plot. The illustrations are fun; the clothes are cut out of real cloth and lace. And the girl isn't a pushover in the end.

    10. By turns funny and disturbing, this retelling of Sleeping Beauty is full of rhymes and ways to explain consent to young ones. For example, we don't shoot people out of cannons without their explicit approval, which they cannot give when they are sleeping. The ending would have sat better with me, too, had it simply stopped after the princess (view spoiler)[ wakes up and slugs the prince. No further kisses necessary (hide spoiler)].

    11. A clueless prince stumbles across Sleeping Beauty, and even with the help of three fairies has a difficult time figuring out how to wake her up.Illustrations are colorful and whimsical.

    12. A prince stumbles upon a sleeping princess but can't figure out how to wake her. Cute preschool and up for humor

    13. Adorable fractured fairy tale complete with an absolutely clueless "Prince Charming". Guaranteed laughs!

    14. The beginning of this review is the same as the review for Wilcox's other book because I spent some of my office hours Friday reading these two books. I know, I know, someday someone will figure out that letting me be a professor wasn't a good idea. I should definitely be chained to factory equipment somewhere. Anyway, here goesI don't read a lot of children's books (because I don't have children), but this book was written by the daughter of one of my current students, and she just loaned it to [...]

    15. a spin on an old classic. in this version the prince is unaware that he must kiss the princess to wake her. He is a tad daft. the fairy godmothers try to give him clues but he keeps taking the wrong measures to wake her. when he finally realizes it is a kiss she needs he is nervous and of course worried as girls have germsbut he gives it a try - only to end up on the receiving end of an upset princesses left hook. the prince is knocked out cold and now it is up to the princess to wake him. writt [...]

    16. This book is a fun twist on Sleeping Beauty. It is poetic, light-hearted fun. The story does not include how Beauty ends up sleeping; it focuses on how the prince wakes her. In this tale, the prince is not nearly as smooth as in the traditional story of Sleeping Beauty. He tries everything from pouring water over the sleeping girls head to shooting her out of a cannon. All the while, the sleeping beauty's fairy godmothers are trying to tell the prince that all he must do is give her a kiss to wa [...]

    17. A comic take on Sleeping Beauty, told in rhyme. An excellent storytime book for preschoolers, who will be calling out the solution before the Prince manages to figure it out."CIP: Prince Charming tries all sorts of silly ways to wake Sleeping Beauty before he learns how he is really supposed to wake her upJ: "The creators of the comical Falling for Rapunzel (Putnam, 2003) present an equally funny spoof of "Sleeping Beauty. Filled with puns and lively wordplay, the rhyming plays off traditional p [...]

    18. We recently read Falling For Rapunzel and thought it was a charming take on the classic fairytale. I saw, while writing the review for that book, that this author/illustrator team also collaborated on this story, so I just had to put it on hold at our local library. This is also a funny little story that is loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale Sleeping Beauty. The rhyming narrative is humorous and our girls had fun guessing what Prince Charming would do next. The illustrations are color [...]

    19. I first introduced Leah Wilcox to my kids when my boys were young many years ago and they loved the book Falling for Rapunzel and this past week at the library my 5 year old daughter found Waking Beauty. It didn't disappoint, it was as funny as the first story I read by this author! Waking Beauty is of course a spoof on Sleeping Beauty and Prince Charming is clueless in this re-telling of the classic tale. Very funny. I didn't realize she had more then one book I will definately be purchasing th [...]

    20. I like the childish art, the rhyming story, and the mocking of sleeping beauty. The prince is clearly a first grade boy from his antics, although he does actually kiss the princess finally and rather like it. When the princess punched him, 7 year old asked (after I moralistically pointed out that we do not punch people, we use our words) why she hit him for kissing her. Despite the punch (and kiss), a cute twist on princess stories, and I'll take what I can get for my princess-oriented child, wh [...]

    21. Prince Charming hears a terrible, loud noise coming from a distant castle. It must be a dragon! He goes to fight the mighty beast just to discover that a snoring princess was making all that racket. The fairies by her bedside keep trying to tell him how to wake her (with a kiss, of course), but he keeps interrupting them. He thinks he should jump on the bed, scream at her, even shoot her out of a cannon! All the misunderstandings in this book make it an incredibly fun read.Great for preschool st [...]

    22. This retelling of the classic fairy tale gives a reluctant Prince Charming a chance to show off his mental muscles in thinking of ways to wake up the girl hidden away in the tower. The book is a rhyming book, which normally makes me groan inwardly as the kids bring them to me, but this case the rhymes are well done and not overly cutesy.This is a great confidence builder book, as kids who are learning read will enjoy reading it to themselves or to their younger siblings.This book is great for ki [...]

    23. This books takes on the classic fairytale, Sleeping Beauty. Prince Charming is clueless of how to wake up the sleeping princess. His ideas are no more typical than what a boy would do in this case (jumping on the bed, throwing water on her), but with the help of three fairies, he finally gets it right! Everyone knows Sleeping Beauty has to be woken with a kiss! The rhyming narrative is humorous and this book had me guessing what the prince was going to do next. The illustrations are colorful and [...]

    24. I absolutely adores this book for several reasons: preschoolers get it! They anticipate the rhyme, laugh in the right places, and follow along well. The prince is so silly and does such ridiculous things, it's nice to see a little role reversal. The princess packs a punch! When the prince kisses and wakes her up she pops him one and asks him who told him he could kiss her?! The rhyme never feels forced and makes reading the story easy. It's just a really fun story and a great fractured fairy tal [...]

    25. Waking Beauty is a new spin on the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty with a very confused prince who is unsure how to help the sleeping princess. It is a model text for ideas because it prompts students to use favorite stories and alter them with their own ideas. It is also an example of sentence fluency due to its creative rhyming format that leaves us hanging each page knowing the last word should be "kiss".Reading Equivalent = 2.0

    26. My newest find in picture book must-haves: Handsome (but dim-witted) Prince Charming has to be prompted to take action at Sleeping Beauty's bedside but can't come up with the solution, even with three fairies trying to get him to make his move. It had the whole family reading it over and over. Our favorite line from the book:"One hundred years of morning breath.Wow! That could be the kiss of death!"Can't wait to read Wilcox's other book: Falling for Rapunzel

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