I wonder how many versions of ‘Cinderella’ exist in the world?
Hilary Knight is one of my favorite illustrators – I wrote about the work he did in my ‘When I Have a Little Girl’ post. He did the art in my most beloved books of my childhood – the ‘Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’ series. He’s responsible for ‘Eloise’. He’s the bees knees. (rhymes with Eloise, JUST IN CASE YOU DIDN’T CATCH THAT!)
I love this quote from a reviewer on Amazon about Hilary Knight, it’s so spot on:
“If you're a fan of Hilary Knight's artwork (and if you're not, you ought to be), you will definitely want this book.”So when I got wind of the fact that he did his own version of ‘Cinderella’ – well I had to get my hands on that one. And I did. Get my hands on it. And it’s charming and sweet and awesome! And BLUE. I love this decidedly blue-tinged rendition of this most classic of fairy tales! The sad bits are not-so-sad in this one.
You should go get your hands on it too.
Mr. Knight also did a version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which I haven’t read. . .YET.