Reading Beauty

Reading Beauty[PDF / Epub] ☃ Reading Beauty By Deborah Underwood – Once upon a planetoidsurrounded by book loversa princess Lex read morning noonand night beneath her coversWhen a fairy's curse—a deathlike sleep via paper cut—threatens to make her kingdom barren Once upon a planetoidsurrounded by book loversa princess Lex read morning noonand night beneath her coversWhen a fairy's curse—a deathlike sleep via paper cut—threatens to make her kingdom barren of books it's up to space princess Lex to break the spell and bring books back to her people Set in the universe of the acclaimed Interstellar Cinderella this irrepressible fairytale retelling will charm young readers with its brave heroine its star studded setting and its hilarious heartwarming happy ending. An amusing and exuberantly illustrated version of the Sleeping Beauty tale In this version Princess Lex is a bookworm yes When she finds out that she's doomed to fall into a deep sleep after getting a paper cut while reading she takes matter into her own hands and goes to talk to the fairy who laid the curse on herLex deals with the problem expediently and there's a positive and happy outcome because Lex makes sure there is And the best part of the story Lex can go back to spending major amounts of time reading Now that's a happy ending While Interstellar Cinderella brought a modern feminist twist to Cinderella Reading Beauty does the same with the classic Sleeping Beauty Instead of a spindle being the catalyst for the curse it's a paper cut What else would it be for a voracious reader like Lex?The rhyming text tells the story in a fun way and there is a neat twist near the end that helps explain why the fairy cast the curse in the first placeLike Interstellar Cinderella Reading Beauty has nearly impeccable rhyme which makes it easy to read aloud Aside from one instance of a character shrugging their speech the writing itself is pretty strong too I don't like the illustrations here uite as much as I did in Interstellar Cinderella; they're highly stylized in both books but the fairy in this one looks just a bit too chaotic I had to pause a few times and look at her closely because her strange proportions and exaggerated features confused my eyes and brain a bitOverall though Reading Beauty is just as strong as its predecessor I really hope Underwood and Hunt make of these clever retellings I'm sure there are stories from that planetoid just waiting to be tolduotable moment Yes This In a sci fi setting lives Princess Lex a lover of books A fairy has cursed Princess Lex; when she's fifteen she will get a papercut and fall into an endless sleep only to be woken by true loves kiss Apperently they don't have ebooks in this world Princess Lex doesn't take this lying down She sets off to find the fairy herselfAnd not to spoil anything but that whole true love's kiss thing? You might notice on the second page that her dog's name is PrinceOh and it rhymes I love this book so much Saving herself and using books to do it It was great I also really REALLY love the illustrations too Cute art but haphazard plot and rhyming “Reading Beauty” by underwoodwriter and illustrated by meghuntillo is awesome bookish retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty tale Lex loves to read but on her fifteenth birthday all her books are taken away because of an evil curse that was placed on her The curse says that when she is fifteen years old she will turn a page and get a paper cut that will place her in a death like sleep Lex is not going to sit by and not read so she takes matters into her own hands and sets out on an adventure to meet the fairy who placed the curse I love that Lex ends up helping the fairy and they all live and read happily ever afterPick this book up today It was released on September 24 2019Thanks to chroniclekidsbooks for sharing this book with #kidlitexchange and thanks to the kidlitexchange network for the review copy of this book – all opinions are my own In Reading Beauty we have another fractured fairy from the creators of Interstellar Cinderella On her fifteenth birthday avid reader Princess Lex has all her books taken away by her parents They explain that they must do this because of the curse of a fairy who said Lex would be cursed by a paper cut when she was fifteen Faced with a life devoid of books Lex knows she must confront the wicked fairy and demand she lift the curse Will she save the day or make matters worse? The brightly colored illustrations in this book were rendered in brush and ink pastel marker and graphite and colored digitallyFor children's literature middle grade literature and YA literature reviews feel free to visit my personal blog at The Miller Memo I guess my kid doesn’t know any fairy tales? So he thinks this is just a fun story and I’m sitting there happy because i loved Disney’s Sleeping Beauty when I was a kid but my favorite things about it were the fairies in their cottage being sassy and fun the horse the pretty dress which should have stayed blue and Maleficent Aurora and the prince were both pretty useless My other favorites were 101 Dalmatians and Lady and the Tramp because Dogs So this book is great because it doesn’t creepily force a romance on little kids the princess is totally cool she has an awesome dog there’s no killing and the illustrations are fun I love Underwood's sci fi fairy tale world This is another cute picture book in keeping with Interstellar Cinderella with a great diversity of characters and a fun twist ending The verse in this story was a little clumsier that Interstellar Cinderella but I still enjoyed it I loved Interstellar Cinderella and Reading Beauty did not disappoint I love the fairy tale adaptations that Deborah Underwood Meg Hunt have done and I will continue reading ALL of them 3 Stories gave her courage when the trip got rough and scary There is a good amount of words some complex vocabulary in this book ie herbicide bleak muffled brimmed but none that can't be explained in context Great for a read aloud because it rhymes very nicely