“This book is a really good makeoff of the Prince Charmings in the stories of Rapunzel, CInderalla, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty.”see full review » see other reviews »
“Nice book”uday socrates wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a interesting book so if you like adventure this is a book for you but it is a really long book so get ready.”Cookies wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is a really good makeoff of the Prince Charmings in the stories of Rapunzel, CInderalla, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. ”Maddie F wrote this review Sunday, October 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“What an entertaining parody with 4 misfit princes who go on a humorous adventure. Sometimes I‘m in the mood for an effortless story to read and this hit the spot. When I first looked into this book the chapter titles alone had me laughing: “Prince Charming Has No Sense of Direction, Prince Charming Has No Idea What’s Going On, Prince Charming is Afraid of the Dark.” It was good ole silly senseless fun. It had me at the first line “Prince Charming is afraid of old ladies.” This ridiculous fractured fairy tale (I mean that as a compliment) gives an account of what really happened with each Prince Charming and his Princess. The fairy tales retold involve: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel. The idea is that the bards who wrote the songs to tell their stories didn’t tell the story in its entirety, resulting in the embarrassment of each Prince. The Princess in each story gets credit with her name and is supposedly the Hero while their prince gets the generic “Prince Charming” title and lacks any semblance of heroics.
The princes and their individual quirks were comical. For instance, Prince Frederic is afraid of just about everything so he has excuses not to go or do anything out of the ordinary whereas his Cinderella wants adventure in her life. As she rides up on a horse and tells him she would love to see him on a horse he responds “It’s a shame I’m allergic to horsehair” which was not true. He was afraid of falling off. Then there’s Prince Gustav, he had 16 brothers so he grew up constantly trying to prove himself. “He stuffed balls of yarn into his sleeves to make his muscles look larger (and sadly, lumpier).” It sounds similar to a little girl stuffing a bra. It made the characters relatable.
Speaking of relatability, Snow White and her Prince Duncan reminded me of my relationship with my husband. She is occasionally driven mad by his incessant noise. He cannot sit still either. He is so naïve that he does not understand that she needs a moment of peace. She asks for a little quiet time and he starts whistling. He eventually said “No talking for a while. I can handle that. I’ll just get my flute.” AHH!!! He wants to be with her 24 hours a day, it all sounds oh so familiar in my life. That’s what made them funny.
It had laughable moments like when Prince Gustav had his hair singed off by a dragon and when he tried helping Prince Frederic save Cinderella from a tower. He had experience with Rapunzel so he asked Cinderella to let down her hair. When she answered that her hair only went to her shoulders he shrugged “That’s all I’ve got. I’m out of ideas.” I love the absurdity of it all.
“An easy read, but has all the things to keep you from getting bored. It has action, romance, humor, and tons of fun!”Farrah Fettig wrote this review Saturday, October 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Fun!”Shari B wrote this review Friday, September 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Quirky, fractured fairy tales, mostly from 4 "Prince Charmings"' perspectives.”Ms. Haagsma wrote this review Wednesday, August 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I didn't really like this. It had the feeling of a new 2013 book that was just gonna copy Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Tolkien, and all the good stuff. :/ I liked some things about it. But not a lot. It was more of a really boring easy read....bhaha.
I'll give it three stars because there are worse books out there that i've read. ”
“I love, love, LOVED this book! I read it aloud to my children (ages 10, 9, 6, 6) and we all laughed our whole way through. We can't wait to get our copy of The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle. ”Amber wrote this review Monday, June 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No