Friday, April 5, 2013

Dangerously Ever After

Dangerously Ever After
by Dashka Slater
illustrated by Valeria Docampo
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
unpaged picture book

Princess Amanita loves dangerous and nasty things - particularly in her garden. Everything she grows does something horrid or vicious to any who dare get near enough. When a young prince visits her she is at first unimpressed with his gift of beautiful pink roses. However, she soon discovers that where there is a lovely rose blooming, there are also wicked and lethal thorns, exactly her kind of thing. Unfortunately her request for seeds from the neighboring gardener is misread leading to an adventurous trek through a very dark and forbidding wood. Ultimately Amanita discovers that it is good to venture outside one's comfort zone and explore a bit - it is a great way to make friends.

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