Saturday, 9 May 2015

The Fairy Tale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid Review

I had the beautiful illustrated book in my hand, my camera round my neck and said the dreaded Five words to Summer "It was time for bed" and she started.

I carried her upstairs, left her at the top of the stairs to calm down, I went into her bedroom, closed her blinds and curtains and got her nappy out of the cupboard.  She had finally calmed down.

To keep the angry little girl from coming back, I tried to keep it fun, so asked her if I her teddy's could help me with taking some photos of her new book, she agreed so while she went to the toilet her teddy's helped me.

The beautiful front cover 

The first page, it keeps you wanting to read more. 

I loved this page, how the mermaid had wrote a letter to her friend and drawn pictures to help. 
Summer was back and it was time to get into her bed. As I read the story, I asked her questions. She loved this story, we have read it many times since these pictures were taken.

Summer willing to have photos taken while I read to her.
The  Fairytale  Hairdresser  is  making  a  splash  in  this  super  sixth story.  In  an 
aquatic adventure she saves her friend the little mermaid from a terrible tangle.

The Little Mermaid is all in a lather - the Sea Witch has stolen her beautiful singing voice! Kittie 
Lacey, The  Fairytale  Hairdresser, will  need  all  her  hairdressing  (and  matchmaking)  skills  to 
tackle this terrible tangle and guarantee a happy ever after. 

This magical, fairytale adventure is awash with funny fairytale references to spot and favourite 
friends to find, with a sprinkling of glitz and glamour. Fairytales and folk tales are a key part of 
the national curriculum and The Fairytale Hairdresser and the Little Mermaid is a fun, fresh 
look at a classic fairytale that every child has heard.

The funky, stylish illustrations by Lauren Beard are packed with witty fairytale details to spot, 
read after read with the stories taking place in a modern re-interpretation of Fairyland with a 
diverse set of characters and lots of in-jokes.

The Fairytale Hairdresser is a fantastic business woman and role model, showing that fashion 
and fun can be combined with courage, quick thinking and self-determination, written by Abie 
Longstaff a trained human rights Barrister.

Kira came in to listen to some of the story 

At the end of the story I asked Summer what was her favourite hair style for the mermaid, in the picture she is pointing to the 4th hair style. I have asked her this every time we have read this book and it has been the same answer everytime

4th hairstyle is Summers favourite 

Are we going to buy any more books that they have written? Yes! Summer loves it, we are always looking for new books to read.

You can buy these books from Amazon 

You can also follow Abie Longstaff on Twitter

You can also watch a Youtube trailer here

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  1. This is a really lovely book, the illustrations look great, and I like the layout too.


    1. it had fantastic illustrations but not to long or to short for a bedtime book x

  2. This looks so fun!! Great pictures - I love that the Fairytale hairdresser is a business woman at heart! xx

  3. Aw I love how this is such a modern twist on an older fairytale, cute! x

  4. I have never seen this book but it looks lovely! Thanks for your review. ;)

    1. I have never seen them before until i got the opportunity, they do a Christmas one as well which ill have to get to add to our christmas book collection

  5. Ooh I like the look of this. I am always on the lookout for new books - we love story time #FamilyTested


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