These two books by Leah Wilcox take fairytales on a humorous spin. They both have very catchy, rhyming text and hilarious storylines. My two boys love them!
In Falling for Rapunzel, the Prince misunderstands her cries and calls to her to throw down her hair so he can save her. Rapunzel is a little hard at hearing (that or slightly dense) and throws down all sorts of items!
Waking Beauty is about a know it all Prince who, like Rapunzel in the previous book, is slightly dense). He stumbles upon Sleeping Beauty and her fairy godmothers and attempts to wake her. However, he doesn't take the time to listen to the fairy godmothers and goes about waking her in his own way.
"Please, love, just your silky tresses!"
She thought he asked for silky dresses.
In lace and frills up to his head,
the prince's cheeks were blushing red.
"Rapunzel, do you have a rope?"
Rapunzel dropped a cantaloupe.
It burst in pieces on his head."
Oh, bad catch!" Rapunzel said.
"We see you finally made the trip,now give the girl a little lip.
"Okay," he said. "If you insist."He drew his mouth up in a twist,
and hollered "WAKE UP LAZYBONES!"Her snores drowned out the faries' groans.
They shook their heads, "No, not like this, you have to wake her with a-"
"Hey, I know! He tapped his headand started jumping on the bed.