Beauty and the Beast
Publish date: September 1st 2000
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
The BatB was never my favorite of the fairy tales, and this version portrays Beauty as the usual nauseatingly sweet martyr, with the other female characters as the usual nasty vindictive bitches. This is one I couldn't fault Disney on, at least Belle could kick some ass. However, the gorgeous illust...
Even though by now I really should know better I can't help but be surprised by Mercer Mayer's fairy tale illustrations. I mean this is the same guy who does the Little Critter books. I'm not knocking his skills at all because he happens to be one of my favorite illustrators (see: Liza Lou, Profes...
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