Monday, October 2, 2017

Picture Book Review: Rapunzel by Bethan Woollvin

I received a free ecopy of this book from Netgalley and Peachtree Publishers in exchange for an honest review. 

Title: Rapunzel
Author: Bethan Woollvin
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Publication Date: October 1, 2017
Length: 32 pages
Format: Kindle Edition
Source: Netgalley

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The wicked witch has Rapunzel trapped - but not for long!
Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. Under the threat of a witch's fearsome curse, the poor girl seems doomed to a life in captivity. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she! 

My Thoughts:
This well-known story is given new life with Bethan Woollvin's wonderfully simple but playful illustrations. Woollvin's Repunzel is not satisfied with being locked in a tower all day so she climbs down her hair to explore, not heeding the witch's threat to curse her if she tries to leave. And when the witch does find out, well, she already has a plan for that, too. 

This brave Rapunzel will delight little girls with it's slightly skewed story and awesome ending. Want a story where the girl saves herself instead of waiting for a prince to come along? Bethan Woollvin's Rapunzel is perfect for anyone looking for empowered female characters for their daughter's shelves! 

Be sure to check out Bethan Woollvin's retelling of Little Red as well! 

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