Alyssa recommends! A funny and contemporary illustrated fairy tale about a strong heroine who saves the day, perfect for early readers.
Brave Dulcinea has known since she was small not to enter the dangerous magic forest where the witch has her castle. But her father hasn't come home from collecting blueberries for her birthday pancakes. Did the witch cast a spell on him?
Dulcinea must brave the dark forest and sneak into the witch's castle to steal the spell book and free him. Her father would hardly have named her after the brave Dulcinea if she couldn't break a witch's spell to celebrate her birthday with him!
Ole Könnecke's funny, comic-style illustrations and humorous story turn the classic fairy tale on its head. Children aged 5 to 9, or young readers just starting out on independent reading, will love cheering on the brave and capable Dulcinea as she saves her father and gets him home just in time for pancakes.
Translated from the German edition by Shelley Tanaka.
By Ole Konnecke. Hardcover. 62 pages. Ages 4-8. Published by Gecko Press, 2021.