Monday, February 6, 2012

Rapunzel, Rapunzel

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox will have you and your listeners giggling in this twist of a classic fairy tale.
Rapunzel has trouble hearing the Prince ask her to, "let down her hair". She makes some close guesses as she tosses items out her window, but never gets it quite right.

Rhymes, word play, and bright acrylic painted illustrations make this a hilarious read aloud for older children as well as the preschool set. In the end, you realize that Rapunzel never needed any help at all and the Prince rides off into the sunset pretty happy as well.

Dramatic Play Extension Idea:
Set up a beauty/barber shop in the dramatic play area. Use hair clips, headbands, and sponge curlers for accessories. Add a hand held mirror, empty spray bottles, and a small blow dryer (with the cord cut off) for styling equipment. Let the children take turns giving all the Rapunzels and Princes in the room a new hairdo.

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