Who will kiss the crocodile?

Suzy Senior

Book - 2022

In this hilarious spin on the traditional fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, a certain fairy is not invited to the party for baby Princess Liss. So the angry fairy shows up at the party and casts a spell on the baby. The spell turns her into a crocodile and sends her into a deep sleep when she's 15, only to be woken by a kiss. But who would dare to kiss a crocodile? --

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Stories in rhyme
Picture books
Wilton, CT : Tiger Tales [2022]
Main Author
Suzy Senior (author)
Other Authors
Claire Powell (illustrator)
Item Description
Originally published in Great Britain, 2022.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

A snappy, rhyming retelling of "Sleeping Beauty." Princess Liss' parents throw a ball for her first birthday, but they've left someone off the guest list, with the classic fairy-tale result: An angry fairy, with green wings and a purple dress, arrives uninvited and places a curse on the princess. In 15 years, Liss will bump her knee and die--and as an added twist, she will look like a crocodile until then. Another fairy, wearing a top hat and with orange wings, swoops in to modify the curse so the princess can be woken with a kiss. But who will kiss a crocodile, even a sleeping one? Three princes--two light-skinned, one Black--fight their way through the thorns but run screaming from Liss' sharp teeth. Neighbors call Clare and Katarina, of the Fix-It Crew, to tend to the castle's hedges. This tough duo are the ones to save the day, and Liss and her family celebrate with another ball. While Liss remains a passive character, this is a lively retelling. Every page bursts with bright color, and the rhyme scheme is a delight to read aloud. Princess Liss is light-skinned, her parents appear to be an interracial couple, and other characters are diverse in skin tone. (This book was reviewed digitally.) A fresh and fun fractured fairy tale. (Picture book. 4-8) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.