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Monday, February 14, 2011

Ricky the Tuft

Author: Perrault
Title: Ricky of the Tuft
Genre: Fairy Tales
Summary of Plot: A Queen has an ugly son, but a fairy promises that he will have plenty of brain and he will be able to save with the person whom he loves best the same degree of intelligence as he possesses. In the next kingdom over, the queen has twins. The youngest would have no sense at all and the as stupid as she was beautiful. The older would be able to share her beauty with the one. They both became great beauties, but the oldest was cleaver and more liked, and the younger became jealous. Ricky goes to the youngest sister and asks her to marry him and he will be able to share his gift with her. He gives her a year to decide. Once she agrees to marry him, she becomes cleaver and witty. She meets Ricky again and promises her love to him and he becomes handsome.
Potential Problems: beauty in not everything neither is cleverness. I think people but too much focus emphasis on the beauty part and forget about cleverness.
Your Reaction to the book: I thought that the story was good.
Recommendations: I thought a that the point of this story would be good for teenagers to hear, as it could remind them that beauty is not everything and that only being clever is not enough either.

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