Wednesday, December 4, 2013
If You Want to Be a Hero...
This hilarious romp through fairy tales is a fun read. The princes are flawed, but I couldn't help but like them anyway. They do some growing up on their wacky adventures, but there's no high-handed moral lectures. And the princesses are well-written characters in their own right - one is down-right bratty, but the rest are seeking adventure and trying to help those around them. Also, the villians are fantastic, like the best kind of cartoon villians. I love the Bandit King. He's deliciously bad, but not in the ways you expect. If you like this book, don't forget its sequel: The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle. Rumor has it that a third book is on its way as well!
~ Book Ninja
P.S. Did I mention the fun pictures? There's fun pictures!