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The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid characters Ñ 105 Read & Download The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid E references to spot and favourite friends to find with a sprinkling of glitz and glamourThe Fairytale Hairdresser a modern girl in a fairytale wor. read with my seven year old I love this book The subtle twist on classic stories mixed with the gorgeous art work has even made my VERY anti princesstomboy daughters into fans of this seriesDeceptively long bookgreat to enjoy any time of day

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The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid

The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid characters Ñ 105 Read & Download The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid The little memaid is all in a lather the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voiceThe Fairytale Hairdresser will need all her hairdressing a. Does your little girl or little boy unerringly gravitate towards all things pink and sparkly Does steering them gently towards gender neutral material meet with a luke warm reaction Then with books of this uality perhaps you should just give in to the inevitableThe Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid published in 2015 is the sixth story in the enjoyable series of picture books about Kittie Lacey the Fairytale Hairdresser It is written in a lively style by Abie Longstaff and beautifully illustrated by Lauren Beard The series features regular characters such as Cinderella Rapunzel Princess Rose Snow White Clara the ballerina and the Sugar Plum Fairy These cute as a button fairytale characters follow known conventions The stories feature wicked witches evil ueens magic potions and Prince Charmings but usually with a twist These characters work hard for their living They are loyal to their friends and unite to defeat evil doers They are not ethereal waif like beauties but recognisably substantial and human Best of all they have no need of dashing princes to rescue them There are plenty of references to known fairytale stories Thus they are enjoyable both for young children and for the adults who read along with them Adults will also enjoy the detail in the illustrations and the insertion of tiny recognisable elements for example a recurring owl pussycat and pea green boat which do not feature in the story Kittie Lacey the Fairytale Hairdresser lives independently over the top of her salon in her own flat That is she does when she is not cutting Rapunzel s hair or the Seven Dwarves beards She is brave and spunky and loves to have adventures In this story she swims underwater to visit her friend Coral the Little Mermaid But she discovers that the Little Mermaid is very unhappy and beginning to feel that her tail makes her unlovable She yearns to be noticed by the handsome Prince Marino the royal diving instructor The Little Mermaid pines badly and eventually succumbs to the temptations of the wicked Sea Witch only to find that her beautiful singing voice has been stolen away How can Kittie use her hairdressing skills to help her friendThe story development is delightful and the denouement where the Little Mermaid gets her prize without sacrificing her tail puts a smile on everyone s face The wicked Sea Witch s plan is foiled the Little Mermaid gets a new look which she loves plus the life she has always desired with the best of both worlds The story stresses the importance of both courage and compromise The message is clear be true to yourself You do not need to lose your own individuality to live happily ever afterThe story is told in a straightforward and fun way It can be read on its own or as part of the series The artwork by Lauren Beard is a delight This partnership between author and illustrator is a highly successful one The illustrations are complex yet simple for a child to access the type of illustration which can be pored over for several minutes finding new areas to enjoy They are drawn with definition using dip pen and ink then painted in gouache and are finished digitally There is much use of flat bright colours a touch of controlled texture plus a little glitz glamour and sparkle There is even a double page spread incorporating another mode of writing in this case a diary The talent here lies in creating uirky recognisable characters having interesting designs and fun detail Surprisingly enjoyable this is a magical post feminist fairy tale with a brave modern heroine where roles are not entirely as you might expect them to be And it s a lovely fun way to enable children of about 4 6 years to spot traditional fairytale themes My local library obtained a copy of this book when I asked them Little did they know that its first enthusiastic reader would be someone just a little older than the target audience image from author s own website

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The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid characters Ñ 105 Read & Download The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid Nd matchmaking skills to tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after This magical fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytal. A fun spin on The Little Mermaid Kittie Lacey the best hairdresser in Fairyland regularly dons her scuba gear and goes underwater to do Coral the Mermaid s hair Coral also pops up above the sea every now and then where see spies hunky Prince Marino She s worried he won t like her because of her tail However he hears her beautiful singing one day and sets out to find the singer Coral decides to take matters into her own hands and asks the Sea Witch to change her tail into a pair of legs The Sea Witch grants her wish but there are horrible repercussions Will Kitty be able to help her friend before it s too late And most importantly will she have a bad hair dayThis was a really fun book with a great twist on the popular fairytale The illustrations were superb with lots to look at in each scene A winner all round

  • Paperback
  • 32
  • The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid
  • Abie Longstaff
  • en
  • 15 February 2019
  • 9780552570541