Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Twice Upon a Time: Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Book Review - Twice Upon a Time: Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap

About the Book
A fresh, new version of a favorite tale!

It's not easy being Princess Rose. Especially when a fairy curses you and you find yourself avoiding all sharp objects . . . and then end up pricking your finger anyway, causing you to slumber for a hundred years or so. And it's not easy being The Prince. Especially when your mother has some ogre blood and tends to chow down and the most unfortunate moments. A walk in the woods would help, you think. Until you find a certain hidden castle . . . and a certain sleeping princess. Happily ever after? Not until the prince helps the princess awaken . . . and brings her home to mother.

About the Author
Wendy Mass is the author of the award-winning books for readers A MANGO-SHAPED SPACE, LEAP DAY, JEREMY FINK AND THE MEANING OF LIFE, HEAVEN LOOKS A LOT LIKE THE MALL, EVERY SOUL A STAR, THE CANDYMAKERS, 11 BIRTHDAYS, FINALLY, and the Twice Upon a Time series. She tells people her hobbies are photography and hiking, but they're really collecting candy bar wrappers and searching for buried treasure with her metal detector. Wendy lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit her at

My Take on the Book
This was a fun retelling of the story that I have come to know quite well in being a father of two girls. What was fun about this story was that it was so different than the original. Seeing that the story was very different than the original but actually much better! I loved the two points of view that the author gives in the book as it allows you to see inside the worlds of both the Prince and Rose. The book also has some great themes within it in regards to what beauty really is and what does it mean to be noble.... great themes for any time.

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