First of all I would like to praise wonderful drawings in this book. Text was also arranged the way it’s comfortable to read, yet easy to look illustrations as well. As much as I loved the illustrations, I believe it would find it hard to attract younger readers.
It was interesting to see the Beast presented somewhat like a big Billy Goat Gruff. Also, I was shocked to find out that Belle had a sister and there were no Mrs. Pots or Chip. So I think I can tell you now that if you are after for another Disney version of Beauty and the Beast, you will be disappointed.
As early years educator, I found it hard to see the lesson of this book that children could learn. Have a dinner in the house you weren’t invited and then have a cheekiness to try to steal some flowers? Or maybe keep pestering young girl until she gives in and falls in love with you?
I doubt I would pass this book onto children for all the reasons I mentioned above.
I received a review copy for honest opinion.