Rapunzel--she's the spoiled girl in the tower, the one with the lo-o-o-ng hair and unusual flair.
Witch--she's mean and getting meaner 'cause she's tired of granting Rap's every little wish.
Fine Prince--this cool strutting dude is mad about Rap, but he's got to climb up to the tower before Witch gets back!
Will Rapunzel and Fine Prince hook up and live happily ever after?
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Grade 1-3AAnother traditional tale rendered in raplike rhyme and rhythm. This format, very successful in Yo, Hungry Wolf (Doubleday, 1993), is less so in RAPunzel. Funny illustrations depict the witch as a gray dog with purplish hair and Rapunzel as a poodle with long, curly golden tresses. Rap becomes a demanding teen, and Witch tires of providing for her: "Witch spent all her time pleasing Rap./All Rap wanted, the witch would just zap!/She zapped braces for Rap's crooked molars./When Rap wanted curls, Zap! appeared rollers./But Rapunzel soon wanted 'More! More!'/Whining and whining from noon to four." Fine Prince, a local dog (with a green mohawk) wants to visit, but Rap is busy filing her nails and washing her hair. Finally, Rap becomes a hairdresser, marries Fine Prince, has two kids, and, in a trendsetting move, cuts off all her hair. Bright, cartoon illustrations add action and appeal, and are far superior to the overly long text. The uninspired rhyming seems forced, and the book as a whole falls flat.ALisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library.
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The team behind Yo, Hungry Wolf! (1993) brings forth a rap retelling of Rapunzel. All the characters are dogs in this blithe version, but that's not the only change. Rapunzel's father dumps his marshmallow ice cream all over the witch until she looks like ``a humongous s'more.'' She takes his baby, who grows into the most whiny and demanding of teens, a long-nosed pup with a cascade of golden tresses. Fine Prince, a dog with attitude and a green mohawk, spies Rap from her highrise window, but is at first put off both by Rap's self-involvement and the presence of the witch. He gets to her room by the traditional route. The witch literally explodes, and all is well as Rap opens her own beauty salon, bears Fine Prince twins, and sports a crew cut. The rhyme is bouncy with a solid beat; Lewin's expressive black lines and wild doggy outfits are a good match for the words. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Doubleday Books for Young Readers, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Betsy Lewin (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M038532314X
Book Description Doubleday Books for Young Read, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11038532314X
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