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Monday, September 15, 2014

Marvelous Monday

Ratpunzel by Charlotte Guillain, illustrated by Dawn Beacon is an animal version of the well known tale of Rapunzel.  In this title there is a beautiful rat kept captive by the mean cat.  Instead of letting down her hair, it's a tail and when Prince Ratdolph hears this beautiful voice he is riding through the forest on a rabbit. 
I fancied the colorful art. It's quirky and fun and the story stays fairly close to the traditional telling of Rapunzel, just with animals.
I think children and parents will enjoy this story and its cohort, Rumplesnakeskin by the same artist, author duo with their interesting twist to these stories.

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