Beauty and the Beast
by Karen Kreider Illustrated by DiCicco Digital Arts
Reviewed by Courtnee M. (age 7)
Courtnee M. is a student in Mrs. Garn's 2nd Grade Class
This is a story of a man with six children. He had three boys and three
girls. The main character was one of the daughters. Her mane was Beauty. She
was like a princess because she was beautiful and sweet. At one time, the
family was rich because the father owned working ships. Once the ships
wrecked, the family became poor. They then moved to the country where
everyone had to work hard. Everyone was else was mad and mean and didn't
want to help work the family farm. One day, one of the lost ships showed up
and the father set out on it for work. All of the other children begged for
many things, but not Beauty. Her only wish was to see that her father came
back home safely soon and also to bring her a rose. Once on his journey, the
ship did not have his money, and he had to go to court to try to get it
back. As night came nearer, it bacme dark, snowy and cold and the father had
lost his way. After a while, he found a castle that had beautiful roses
around it. Not knowing anyone was there, he decided to pick a rose for the
trip back home. When he did, a beast came out of nowhere and told him that
he was wrong to take the rose. The beast was going to kill the father but
decided to have one of the daughters for keeps instead. Beauty wanted to be
the one to go to the castle. Once she got there, the Beast was very kind to
her, letting her stay in the castle, eat well and enjoy her visit by not
making her work. When Beauty's father got sick, she knew about this because
she saw him in the golden mirror. The Beast let her go visit her father, as
long as she promised to return. When she came back, the Beast turned into a
prince. This had happened because Beauty was filled with love and kindness.
She was not selfish like her sisters.
I kept wanting to read the book to see
what would happen to Beauty and also the Beast. I love princesses and fairy
tales! The book had beautiful pictures which looked like paintings!
I would want you to read this book to see pictures that look like they are real pictures hand painted from a museum.