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The Sleeping Beauty by Mercer Mayer
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Jun 04, 07

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Recommended for: Everyone
Read in June, 1994

It's unfortunate that there is no cover shown for this book because it is beautifully done (for a similiar style, look at the Beauty & The Beast cover on my list for an idea). The story is pretty much the standard Sleeping Beauty plot with minor tweaks but Mayer's artwork is mind-blowing. As a child, I hoarded this book every summer when I visited my grandparent's house in Sierra Vista, AZ from the local library. When the library upgraded to a new building in the late nineties, this title was nowhere to be found. I was literally heartbroken because it was out of print by then and I could not find it anywhere. I finally had Amazon do a search for it when I graduated from high school and it took them a year but they finally sent me my own copy. It is one of my most treasured possessions. I will never part with it but I may show it to you if you ask nicely! If you cannot buy/steal/barter your own copy, try your local library. This one really is a treat!
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Tamra I'm glad there are others who love this book as much as I do! When I tell people that a picture book is one of my favorite books of all time, they look at me like I'm an alien.


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