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ISBN10: 0689866771
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Now, Ned and I admire how well you read. But the story will be ruined if you turn the page right now. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Bandgt;So please don't.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A beautiful pie-making princess is trapped in a tower. Can Sir Wilbur rescue her? And more importantly, can he do it while wearing a tutu? He's going to try! But if you read the story too quickly, Ned won't be able to make the pictures or costumes in time. And happily-ever-after may start to go a bit haywire. andlt;BRandgt; Join Ian Lendler and Whitney Martin for a fairy tale that takes off into hilarious uncharted territory — all because you won't andlt;Iandgt;slow down!andlt;/Iandgt;

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"Debut children's author Lendler begins his story in traditional fairytale mode, with a beautiful princess (with a talent for pie-making) locked in a tower, while each knight seeking her hand in marriage fails to perform 'three dangerous tasks' set by the king, her stepfather (he wants the pies to himself). When muscular Sir Wilbur arrives at the castle to save the princess, the plot twists: Lendler and artist Martin (Let George Do It!) introduce, on the edge of the spread, a short, balding bow-tied man, the narrator, as well as tall, thin, paintbrush-wielding Ned, 'who's making all the pictures for this story.' Henceforth, the narrator repeatedly interrupts the princess — Sir Wilbur narrative to accuse readers of turning pages too quickly, thus precipitating last-minute alterations to the story. Plot and illustrations become increasingly surreal, as when, in lieu of a dragon (who's 'still in the shower. He didn't think he'd be needed this soon'), Sir Wilbur fights a giant pretzel, and the princess, having freed herself, harnesses a snail and leads a troop of monkey-knights into battle. The sense of urgency grows ('Stop. Stop. Right. Now. I refuse to let you turn this page') and Ned eventually quits in frustration, necessitating makeshift artwork by the narrator who manages to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion. This slapstick, madcap adventure will tickle many funny bones while offering readers a delightful (albeit deceptive) sense of control. Ages 6-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Ian Lendlerandlt;/Bandgt; was born and is now mostly grown-up, depending on whom you ask. He spends his days writing, and his nights erasing what he's written. He currently lives in a shoe in Manhattan. This is his first children's book. He hopes you enjoy it.andlt;Bandgt;Whitney Martinandlt;/Bandgt; is the illustrator of George Foreman's picture book, andlt;Iandgt;Let George Do It!andlt;/Iandgt; He has spent the last ten years working in animation for Disney feature films and Fox TV's andlt;Iandgt;King of the Hillandlt;/Iandgt;. Whitney's illustrations have been featured in magazines, galleries, and cable television shows. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and two sons.

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E I Talamante, January 4, 2015 (view all comments by E I Talamante)
A story, told from the point of view of the artists. A very sweet, funny, action filled story, that could only encourage a child to turn the next page and keep reading by telling them to stop! The story, of a princess locked in a tower and forced to work while waiting for a prince to save her is turned on it's head and quickly improvised as the artists struggle to keep up. And then there's Trevor, the artist's dog. The princess soon realizes that she's not going to be rescued anytime soon, and... well... deals with it. My only complaint is that the story was so short! Maybe a sequel will follow? (Hint, hint?)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780689866777
ill.:
Martin, Whitney,
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Illustrator:
Martin, Whitney
Author:
Martin, Whitney
Author:
Lendler, Ian
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Princesses
Subject:
Fairy tales
Subject:
Kings, queens, rulers, etc.
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Kings and rulers
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
B221
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
August 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c; jkt has spot UV
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 12.915 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
06-10

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut children's author Lendler begins his story in traditional fairytale mode, with a beautiful princess (with a talent for pie-making) locked in a tower, while each knight seeking her hand in marriage fails to perform 'three dangerous tasks' set by the king, her stepfather (he wants the pies to himself). When muscular Sir Wilbur arrives at the castle to save the princess, the plot twists: Lendler and artist Martin (Let George Do It!) introduce, on the edge of the spread, a short, balding bow-tied man, the narrator, as well as tall, thin, paintbrush-wielding Ned, 'who's making all the pictures for this story.' Henceforth, the narrator repeatedly interrupts the princess — Sir Wilbur narrative to accuse readers of turning pages too quickly, thus precipitating last-minute alterations to the story. Plot and illustrations become increasingly surreal, as when, in lieu of a dragon (who's 'still in the shower. He didn't think he'd be needed this soon'), Sir Wilbur fights a giant pretzel, and the princess, having freed herself, harnesses a snail and leads a troop of monkey-knights into battle. The sense of urgency grows ('Stop. Stop. Right. Now. I refuse to let you turn this page') and Ned eventually quits in frustration, necessitating makeshift artwork by the narrator who manages to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion. This slapstick, madcap adventure will tickle many funny bones while offering readers a delightful (albeit deceptive) sense of control. Ages 6-10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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