How the Library (NOT the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

How the Library (NOT the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour, Frances Lincoln

This text was not only a real joy to work on but also my first picture book publication.

With the wind in his hair, and blowing his hooter, 

Along came the prince on the back of a scooter.


Malorie Blackman Children’s Laureate

How refreshing, to have a girl in a story whose fate lies within her own hands. A brilliant picture book.

JUNO Magazine Autumn 2014

From the first time we read it it has become one of my daughter’s favourites and she asks me to read it to her every day, partly because she loves the illustrations and partly because of the interactions that take place in the book and the way that the story develops.

Red Reading Hub Jill R Bennett’s Reviews of Children’s Books Oct 15th 2014

Bold illustrations that are full of funny details and mischievous touches such as the crow tugging at a tress of Rapunzel’s wayward auburn hair, not to mention cats, dogs and birds galore.
A great plug for libraries and the delights of books and a great picture book debut for illustrator, Rebecca Ashdown.

KIRKUS REVIEW Nov 1st 2014

The bouncy illustrations match the whimsy. Rapunzel’s hair is wildly curly and red; the prince arrives on a scooter wearing a helmet, black goatee and shades; the cast is multiethnic.

Armadillo Magazine April 2014

And the splendidly titled How the Library (not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour was a delight, illustrated exuberantly by Rebecca Ashdown.