Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Friday, May 17, 2013

Book 184: Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, retold by Mahlon F. Craft, illustrated by K. Y. Craft, Chronicle Books 2011.

Sometimes I buy "children's books" for myself.  This is one of those times.

The retelling of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, by Mahlon Craft is well done and faultless, but the real star of this book is the sumptuous artwork by K. Y. Craft.

K. Y. Craft creates the most amazingly beautiful artwork for the books that she illustrates.  Every book is like visiting a gallery or an art museum.  The artwork in Sleeping Beauty, as evidenced by the cover, is no exception.

So while I will read this story to my young son, and will show him the pictures, this gorgeous book is going in MY bookcase.