Friday, May 1, 2009

An Undone Fairy Tale by Ian Lendler

The illustrator in this story cannot keep pace with the narration, causing all sorts of hilarity to ensue. Ned, the illustrator begs the children on each page to just wait because he needs more time to get the illustrations in order. Since the children never do wait to turn the page then you end up with fish for horses, banana equipped monkey soldiers and an army of pickles. As the palace made of popsicles melts away and the princess must rescue herself on a snail, the children dissolve into laughter. Since you have to pause so often to have Ned explain things, little ones often get restless with the story if used at story time but for normal read aloud it is perfect.

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