Thursday, July 21, 2011

Twelve Dancing Princesses by Brigette Barrager

Every morning twelve princesses wake up to find that they are completely exhausted. They drag around the palace all day unable to keep their eyes open. Curiously, their shoes are also worn down. The King is perplexed; what is going on with his daughters? He challenged all of the best minds in the kingdom to find out what's happening to the princesses. The palace cobbler thinks he might have an idea what's going on. Will he be able to save the princesses?

I was a huge fan of Brigette's artwork on Etsy. I'm pretty sure I loved it even before I saw the ShelfTalker post on her (linked below), but that doesn't really matter. I have a lot of her prints and I've given many sets of the Librarian Paper Dolls as gifts. So I was really looking forward to seeing her version of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. It's just a lovely book. Her style is retro and modern at the same time and perfectly suited to a book like this, where there are lots of flowers dresses and facial expressions. I can't wait to see more of her books as they come out.

Here's Brigette's blog.

Here's the blog post from PW's ShelfTalker: Please Would Someone Do a Book with Brigette Barrager? It has a ton of examples of Brigette's artwork.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Hansel and Gretel by Cynthia Rylant
Alice in Wonderland by Jon Scieszka and Mary Blair
Cinderella by Cynthia Rylant and Mary Blair
The Weather Report with Sam Sparks by Alison Inches and Brigette Barrager
Cheer: Confessions of a Cheerleader: Pyramid of One by Zoe Evans and Brigette Barrager

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