{Vlog} Peeking Through 3 Brand-New Fairy Tale Pictures!

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Yesterday, I reviewed my new favorite picture book to-date of 2015, ONCE UPON A CLOUD by former Disney Illustrator Claire Keane.  Today, I want to feature three more picture books I found that re-tell traditional fairy tales through gorgeous illustrations. They stand out amond a crowded genre and will look gorgeous on any bookshelf.

It's so hard to pick a favorite from among this lot! For example, The Little Mermaid is told in its entirety with gorgeous new illustrations. Beauty and the Beast uses a really unique, visual illustration style. Alice in Wonderland is great for young kids with its vivid colors and emphasis on words. SO HOW DO YOU CHOOSE!?

Check out today's vlog to see a glimpse at what makes all three of these picture books so stunning:

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Title: ALICE IN WONDERLAND: Down the Rabbit Hole
Author: Lewis Carroll, as told by Joe Rhatigan and Charles Nurnberg
Illustrator: Eric Puybaret
Release Date: Feb. 10, 2015
Publisher: Imagine // Charlesbridge
Received: Borrowed

One day, a young girl named Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister, when she sees a curious looking white rabbit. She soon after falls into the magical world of Wonderland, where she meets a series of strange creatures.

Author: Ursula Jones
Illustrator: Sarah Gibb
Release Date: march. 1, 2014
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Received: Borrowed

Enter a world of enchantment with this magical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. Award-winning author Ursula Jones tells the story with elegance and humour, capturing all the magic and excitement of this timeless fairy tale. Illustrated with exquisite style by Sarah Gibb, this is a beautiful book to pore over and cherish.

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Illustrator: Charles Santore
Release Date: Oct. 8, 2013
Publisher: Applesauce Press // Simon & Schuster
Received: Borrowed

The beloved tale of The Little Mermaid is faithfully reproduced in this new edition of Hans Christian Anderson's classic. Original art by critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling illustrator Charles Santore is masterfully reproduced using the most advanced technology to bring these breathtaking illustrations to life like never before. The vivid colors and captivating spreads make this beautiful story one to be treasured in every home.

The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that has fascinated readers young and old for many generations. The adventures of the young mermaid princess splash life across the pages of a story full of belonging, hope, love and sacrifice. 

This new edition embodies beautiful original artwork by Charles Santore, masterfully reproduced with the latest technology available, containing vivid colors and captivating illustrations that make every page an unrivaled masterpiece. The sharp contrast of life under the sea and on the land is captured with these magnificent depictions of the story. 

In reviewing the original Santore artwork, the School Library Journal wrote, "Through his clever use of contrasting palettes, the illustrations create two distinct worlds: the ethereal blues and greens of the Sea King's undersea realm, and the sun-drenched reds and golds of the prince's domain." 

Children and adults are sure to treasure this book and all it encompasses for many years to come.