This title lets you follow the adventures of Sleeping Beauty, who is cursed by a bad fairy, and the brave and handsome prince who releases her from the spell. This traditional story is retold in rhyme in this special padded boardbook. Watch out for the little blue bird who appears from time to time throughout the story. Bright illustrations and amusing rhyming text make this book ideal for reading aloud to small children, or for more confident readers to enjoy by themselves. A baby was born to the Queen and King. They planned a special christening. Good fairies flew in from all over the place, Bringing magic gifts: health, beauty, and grace. But one wicked fairy brought only tears. "She'll prick her finger and sleep for years!" Needles and pins were banned straight away. Beauty was safe for another day. Want to know the fairy's next evil plan? Well, read this book, and then you can!