The finished product of their first collaboration was a stunningly original and fresh interpretation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale, THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA (2006)
REAL Princesses do not grow on trees. You have to WAIT for one to come to you. And if one DOES, you have to discover if she is a REAL Princess.
|The queen having the servants ready the bed ready with 12 feather mattresses...|
and one "small pea-green garden pea".
|The prince: "a nice boy and not unpleasant to look at--in fact, handsome--not TOO|
handsome, just handsome enough."
|The Prince tells his parents, "She must be more mesmerizing than the moon and I must find her more |
fascinating than all the stars in the sky. And there must be a certain…something about her."
Child's and Borland's second team effort was GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS (2009).
And there's a twist to Lauren Child's retelling. It has to do with red shoes. Goldilocks' mother tells her:
"Remember these three things.Do not stray from the path
Be back in time for breakfast
and whatever you do - make sure you look after your little red shoes"
Isn't the BABY BEAR cute???
R. Joan Wright .