Genre: France / Fairy Tale / Animals
Year Published: 1991
Year Read: 2009
Publisher: Rabbit Ears Books
Series: We All Have Tales
“Oh! Looks like that there kitty is dead! I guess I’ll just help myself to some of that there lettuce he’s got in his bag. Uh-huh! Yep!”
Jean Luc Ponty’s music is extremely elegant and modern at the same time as he uses an electronic keyboard to capture the modern day feel to the story while at the same time, he brings an elegant sound to the score to emphasize the fairy tale element feel to the story. Pierre Le-Tan’s illustrations are beautiful as the images are extremely colorful and the characters in the story also look a bit hilarious since their heads are all the same oval shape, even Puss in Boots has the same shaped head as the human characters do.
Parents should know that the narration in this story might be a bit too hard to follow, especially when Tracey Ullman uses a French accent in voicing the characters and she tends to jumble her words a bit when she is speaking in a French accent. Also, there is some advanced vocabulary in this video that younger children might not understand very well and parents should try to go over the words with their child so that way they would not be very confuse with the words.