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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  16,520 ratings  ·  194 reviews
Belle was bored with her life in a tiny village. She longed for excitement and adventure! And that's just what she found the day she set off to rescue her father from a frightening beast. ...more
Hardcover, 27 pages
Published 2003 by Ladybird
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Sara Remember how at the very beginning, a lady goes fro ugly to pretty and the man who turns into a beast has a spell put on him. Well when Belles says th…moreRemember how at the very beginning, a lady goes fro ugly to pretty and the man who turns into a beast has a spell put on him. Well when Belles says that she loves the beast, that lady is there and puts a spell on him that changes him into a human.

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P.S sorry if i write too much, ( i also talk too much :)
Basically there is a spell put on him.(less)
Cameron no you can not! it will not allow you.
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May 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
Love the movie, hate, hate, HATE the marketing. The moral, which could not be presented more clearly, is that true beauty comes from within. Belle, the heroine of the story, is an intelligent and sensible girl who's usually got her nose in a book. Throughout virtually the whole film she wears this practical blue dress:


But in 95% of the merchandise - dolls, posters, lunch-boxes etc - she is depicted wearing her admittedly tasteful but rather surprisingly revealing yellow ball gown, gazing up at
Never been the biggest fan of Disney's version of Beauty and the Beast for plot reasons, but I've always loved the art and the visuals of the motion picture film, and it's nice to have a copy in paper for my collection, and for gazing at without having to rewatch. The artwork looks superior on the screen, though, especially the colours and facial expressions. ...more
Jan 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
I must say that I think Beauty and the Beast is one of the best Disney stories. I love how Belle is able to look beyond the physical appearance of the Beast.
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
omg i loveeeed this.... shout out to 7th grade!
Bennett cried when the Beast turned human again. Daddy says it's because this is a girl book and beasts>princes! ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love how this is written
I read it so many times. It's one of the most beautiful fairytales. And today it's my first time in english ;) ...more
Shirley Revill
Loved by my children and grandchildren. Recommended.
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2-5
You may be wondering why on Earth I am posting so many reviews of short kids' books, and the answer is that I'm moving house for the first time since I was a toddler. I'm essentially having to pack up my childhood here!! Having to say goodbye to so many books is devastating, but on the plus side, it gives me a reason to sit and scroll throw all these gorgeous picture books. This one is an early reader's Book of the Film of the brilliant Beauty and the Beast (my favourite Disney film as well!!) a ...more
Briceyda Pardo
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
l love this book and it is so romantic l just like the part when the beauty and the beast just started dancing and l loved it l wish l was the beauty :)
Waverly Nyx
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

...but we all know beauty and the beast is my fave so it gets 5* oh
Megan Nehring
Apr 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Personal Response: Growing up, this was always my favorite story. I read this book to Emilee. Emilee's favorite part was when they got married. Her least favorite part was when Belle got locked up in the cage in the castle. She also doesn't like Gaston because he is mean.

Plot Summary: Belle is an ordinary girl who loves to read. She lives with her father. When he goes missing, she tries to find him and ends up in a castle. Belle doesn't realize that it's home to the beast. He captures her and l
Rebecca Wu
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the story and structure of this book, the subject of this book is very clear, the content is also very complete. Read this book I know Love is the topic of the whole story which can,change any dark and evil stuff.Love means everything,The real world is full of war and darkness,which turns people's life in to chaos.Human's life lacks of Love ,and if the love exists ,humen have the power beat everything. ...more
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
Read an ibook version of it for my kid. I'm so moved and teary eyed while my kid is quiet. I guess i can say we loved it! ...more
Omnia reda
love love love , love the book , love the animation and absolutely will love the 2017`s movie with the belle Emma Watson ...more
Baileys Book Babble
I read this to my little and it has been since I was little that I last read it. All the nostalgic feels came back and he was enthralled throughout the story. <3<3
Holly  Dawson
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of my favourites since I was younger Very good message too😀
Miguel Vega
It's a cute little book that captures the animated Disney classic very well and makes me want to go on ahead and actually watch the movie that just came out. ...more
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great classic fairytale suitable for children in years 1 to 3 to enjoy. It has dialogue, bright cartoon illustrations and the moral of seeing past appearances. In the past my village school has been to see the pantomime so this book would be good to read to introduce the story. It is quite short so it's more suitable for younger children. ...more
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who had just begun to venture in the land of books. One day she stumbled upon a fairytale story unlike anything she had ever imagined, and it was the tale of "Beauty and the Beast"....
She grew to love it beyond measure and what endeared her to the story has become some of the best parts of her as she has grown into adulthood.

"Beauty and the Beast" is so precious, special and beautiful to me because it's the first story that taught me to be a decent hu
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a girl who is the best girl in that village, she really like reading,and always help the human who have trouble.Untill a day, her father went to other place and he said he will take a rose to that girl, but the rose is belong to a dangerous monster, and her father died.Belle was to sad about her father, because her father is the best father in the world she think.And she e must find the monster, and than go to her father pike rose’s place, and the monster put Belle into a smal ...more
Pamela Hanna
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ok so here is the story of how Beauty aka Belle meets the Belle lives in France and loves to read (me to lol) and everyone thinks she quirky even though they like her alot...along comes Gaston who thinks he is soooo fine all the girls are gaga over him except Belle lol and he wants to marry her but she says no of course(can't blame her) and then her father Maurice whose an inventor takes his new invention to market only he don't make it and wounds up at the Beast's castle..which by the ...more
Ann Ferber
This is a great short read for students that want to tie words in with familiar pictures from the movie. The students already know the characters, so the text will be more approachable for the readers. It tells the classic story of the beautiful woman falling in love with a male despite his beastly features. In the end she is truly rewarded because of her love for him he eventually becomes a prince. I think this is a great moral for a story. It wouldn't have to mean the person you love will beco ...more
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brett, Jan. Beauty and the Beast. New York: Clarion, 1989. Print. Beauty and the Beast is a great and fun book for students to be able to read. This book tells the story of how a princess and a beast fall in love with each-other. This book is probably right for the age ranges of about 6-12. This book is a great book of how to not judge someone based on how they look like along with many other books in today's world. This book is a great example of how much fun it would be to make sure that looki ...more
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beauty and the Beast is one of my favorite fairy tales. This book is an abbreviated version of the movie and I thought it was done well. The entire story was captured in a short period of time with short pages and beautiful pictures to help children read the story and stay engaged. The story could be used for a fun read aloud, for a class library or for a variety of introductions to a lesson. One lesson that it could be used for is introducing titles or chapters. The story was broken into differ ...more
Sam Shaneybrook
Feb 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beauty and the Beast is a great children's book for ages 5-8. Beauty and the Beast is about a spell put on a prince to make him a beast until love's fist kiss. Belle, the heroine in the book, goes to the Beast's castle to get her father back, whom is captured. In return for her dad, Belle must stay as the prisoner instead. Beauty and the Beast is a timeless classic about love and liking yourself for who you are. The illustrations in the book are very well done. They are big and the coloring coin ...more
Beauty and the Beast is my favorite of all fairy tales. It is a story of the folly of quick judgements and the hope for redemption and the healing powers of love. The beast made a mistake when young and it has cursed his life. The only way to save him is if someone can see beyond him looking like a beast and see the kinder man inside and love him. And belle is just that special person. ( All the wonderful enchanted characters in the castle are a plus!)

This would be an opportunity to talk about w
Jessica Wilker
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genre: Traditional Literature: Fairy Tale
Reading Level: K-2

This story will never get old. I love this story so much!! When I first began reading it, it reminded me of Cinderella, but of course I was no longer reminded when the beast was introduced. The message of this story is clearly said that you should be caring and kind to all and it will show on the outside. Another possible message is to look beyond the outer appearance of others and look at the personalities in others. This is such a grea
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Beauty and the Beast" is a classic fairy tale that most children are aware of and love. When an arrogant prince is turned into a beast by a witch, his only hope for the curse to be lifted is for someone to fall in love with his true beauty. It is only when he meets Belle the Beauty that his hard heart finally begins to soften, and she is able to look past his exterior in order to see what truly lies beneath. Children of all ages will love this timeless story because of its everlasting principle ...more
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Charles Perrault
2. 80 min
3. 1.Beast 2.Beauty 3.stepsister 4.merchant 5.rose 7.misfortune
4. Have you seen this movie before?
No, I haven't. I didn't know this story yet. I only know beauty and beast is dancing. It kind of commercial message.
5. I have not finished reading this story yet, but I feel this story like a Cinderella. Stepsisters envy Beauty's face, because she is beautiful. Stepsisters want to get a lot of expensive things, but Beauty doesn't need anything. This story like kind
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