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Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast


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5th September '17
I read it to Amelie aged 5 aged 5
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
This is a lovely version of a classic fairytale, with whimsical illustrations, which feel classical and perfect for a traditional fairytale.
It's a lovely length book for my five year old daughter who is wanting a little more than a lot of picture books now.
We really enjoyed this for our bed time read, now she wants to read more fairytales.
18th July '17
I read it to BellaC aged 4 aged 4
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
We loved this book! It is more of the original telling of the story than the mainstream Disney version which means it's new and more interesting to my daughter. We have so far read it every night for the last 4 nights through her request.
The illustrations are simple yet beautiful. The soft itself is the perfect length for bedtime. Not so short that I have to read another one but not so long that my daughter loses interest.
I will definitely be on the look out for other titles in the series.
16th July '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
A lovely story, with a slight twist to the original story of beauty and the beast, instantly likeable. 
Lovely illustrations throughout.
Any fairytale or beauty and the beast fan is sure to love this book!
30th July '17
I read it to FreyaJ aged 3 aged 3
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
We really enjoyed this book as a bedtime read.  The story is closer to the original and not Disney.  The illustrations are beautiful with a soft pastel feel and the book is just the right length for a bedtime read.  The characters were likeable and the Beast was not at all scary (thankfully)  A beautiful book and I think we now need to get the rest of this series
15th October '17
I read it to AnnieFlorence aged 8 aged 8 , to AliceJosephine aged 8 aged 8 & to EadieMabel aged 4 aged 4
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
Lovely, well iillustrated book.  Loved by all three of my daughters, age 4, 8 and 8.  The story is simple, easy to follow and keeps the girls interested.
17th July '17
I read it to Teddy aged 6 aged 6
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
5 stars
My daughter and I fell for this book instantly. Definite love at first sight. The story is closer to the original tale than the Disney version, but it's still light and age appropriate. I love fairy tale books that are closer to their original form, and this delivered. The illustrations are beautiful and the language used is lovely. My daughter will be able to read this herself before too much longer. She has ASC, and tells me that she likes how the cover and pages feel, too! 
18th July '17
I read it to Mlmd aged 4 aged 4
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
4 stars
The pictures in this book are beautiful, my daughter loved looking at the pictures. Thought it was written well enough  for my 4 year old to understand most of it. 
19th July '17
I read it to Iz123 aged 5 aged 5
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
4 stars
Lovely illustrations and nice version of beauty and the beast. The story is a good length, not too long so keeps my daughter age 5 entertained. She always loves the ending with 'happily ever after'
22nd July '17
I read it to Mars02 aged 4 aged 4
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
4 stars
Beautiful book. Marley loved that the story was different to the beauty and the beast that she is used to reading. It's a great snuggle up story. Illustration is stunning. Fab book.
18th July '17
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 4 aged 4
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
4 stars
I've read this to my daughter who is 4 twice now. She loves it. When I finish the story she says 'I love that story' she doesn't say it about many books. 

I wasn't as keen as she is as I've grown up with the Disney version of this story. However it's beautifully illustrated and keeps in line with the beauty and the beast story to a degree. 

It doesn't matter if I like it, my daughter loves it and that's all that matters. She saw on the back that there are more books and has said she'd like them too 
9th August '17
I read it to AngusP aged 4 aged 4 & to HannahP aged 2 aged 2
Happily Ever After: Beauty and the Beast 9780995625549
3 stars
After watching Disney's Beauty and the Beast on repeat throughout the summer holidays we were very excited to receive this book.  

It tells the tradtional story of Belle, a young girl who loves books, and the Beast, who lives alone in a castle.  The beast treats Belle kindly but she refuses to marry him until she has seen her family again.  When she returns the Beast is dying, but after she agrees to stay with him the spell is broken and the Beast is transformed back into a handsome prince.  There is less drama than the Disney version, but my 2 and 4 year old recognised the basic, underlying story.

It is beautifully illustrated, with soft drawings in muted shades which add a whimsical nature to the text.  It is also a nice length to read at bedtime, without getting the children too excited.

I have given this book 3 stars, as although it is a lovely story, my two children prefer other versions that we own, and this isn't a book that they choose regularly.
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