A really, really exciting thing has been happening recently. I was going through some books that I'd been saving since Julia was baby/toddler aged and I pulled book after book off the shelf and realized, 'She's old enough for this one now', 'And this one', 'Oh this one as well' ~ I had a huge pile of books that I had been saving for ages and now, BOOM, she's ready for them!
How did that happen exactly? My baby is now a full grown child.
Of course, because I am me, this caused me anxiety and stress. How are we going to get through all of these books? There's not enough time in the day. Julia doesn't want to sit reading books all day like I did when I was little. She wants to sing and yell and jump around.
But she's been very much on a fairy tale kick lately and she's now ready for this longer-in-text length version of 'Sleeping Beauty', most gorgeously illustrated by K.Y. Craft. Look at that dragon! Look closely. See the white fairy seated at the top? Fanflippingtastic. The bad fairy is bit terrifying, no? Don't worry, that's all you see of her.
I also really want to see Craft's versions of 'Cinderella' and the 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' as well. Oh and if you have a tiny tot at home, I love this version of 'Sleeping Beauty', it's darling and charming and just right for the littles.
This art, this is what I see in my mind when I imagine fairy tales. (I'm feeling fairytale-ish lately and have been happily pinning away on my Fairy Tales Pinterest board. Take a peek!)