WAKE UP, SLEEPING BEAUTY! by Jonathan Allen

WAKE UP, SLEEPING BEAUTY!

An Interactive Book with Sounds
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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

 This variation on the Sleeping Beauty story uses sound and motion to good effect--such good effect, in fact, that it may be too raucous for quieter institutional settings. Prince Egbert attempts to awaken Sleeping Beauty through various noisy devices--whistle, cymbals, electric guitar, gong, and jackhammer--before giving up in despair. It's his assistant, Kelvin, who in the act of gentle leave-taking awakens the princess with a kiss, and wins her hand in marriage. A pull on one of several paper tabs activates an electronic sound to accompany each pop-up action, from the rumble of a jackhammer to the peal of wedding bells, with Kelvin's extended smooch a highlight. This is silly slapstick for the ears, assured by its engineering to be popular. (Pop-up. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-8037-2212-5
Page count: 20pp
Publisher: Dial
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1st, 1997




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