Thursday, 15 May 2014

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White by Abie Longstaff and Lauren Beard (Picture Corgi)

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Snow White

Written by Abie Longstaff

Illustrated by Lauren Beard

Published by Picture Corgi

Charlotte already knew about the Fairytale Hairdresser stories long before our review copy arrived. They are HUGE at her school, and all her friends love the stories and have steadily been collecting them as each new one arrives (You can also read about the Fairytale Hairdresser and Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and - randomly - Father Christmas!)

Abie Longstaff's stories draw on classic fairy tale characters and nursery rhymes, splicing the two together to create an exciting story world that has huge appeal to little girls like Charlotte who can't get enough of fairytale adventures.

This tale is centred around Snow White. When a magical mirror is found and brought to the salon, the Fairytale Hairdresser finds out that Snow White is still in danger from the wicked queen, and it's up to her to come up with a cunning plan to ensure that Snow White is kept safe. But with a love of apples, and even with a disguise, Snow White still falls foul of the queen. Is it too late to save her? Or can a handsome fairytale doctor lend a hand?

Charlotte loved this tale, in her own words "I love how all the characters are all together in the story and all have adventures together".

Charlotte's best bit: Finding and spotting all the different characters from nursery rhymes and fairy stories all dotted throughout the tale.

Daddy's Favourite bit: A neat idea to draw on a huge back catalogue of characters and stories and mix them all together. Very girly and sparkly. Most boys (and, er, dads!) will run a mile, alas!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Picture Corgi)