What a beautiful book! Beginning with the hardback cover of the
book, you can tell that Sarah Gibb has quite a gift for drawing.
Rapunzel's beautiful blond hair is intertwined with pink flowers
and green leaves. The animals sit at her feet, and all around the
picture are more flowers in all shades of pink. It is the type
of book that attracts attention.
Rapunzel is a retelling of story of a young girl locked
in a tower by an evil witch. It is based on the original story
by the Brothers Grimm. The story itself is not beautiful. It involves
selfishness, enchantment, and a witch. The intended audience is
children ages 5 to 10.
My young daughter loved the beauty of the book. There are great
details in the art. It is breathtaking to look at. I was not enchanted
by the mother-to-be or the story of the baby being taken from the
parents by the witch. However, children do love the story of the
prince rescuing the young lady and how her tears restored his eyesight.
I liked that the book had a page that said "This Book Belongs To" because
this is a book that will definitely belong to one of my children.
It is a book that you want to keep all to yourself because it is
I loved the art but didn't particularly care for the story. I
will certainly be looking for more beautiful books by Sarah Gibbs.