I am reading this book to my son. We saw a trailer for the upcoming movie and both decided that we needed to read the book. I went to Chapters to pick the book up and discovered I had two options. A very beautiful binding of the original version of the book with rough pages, or the Disneyfied, shortened, younger version of the book. The younger version was probably a bit better reading level for my son to read it on his own, but I figured I had to buy the pretty book! So I made the decision to read the whole book with my son. We started last week and are 12 chapters in. It is a great book for reading out loud as the chapters are mostly 2-3 pages long, so you can read just one, or several at a time without too much of a commitment. I know most nights we run out of time pretty quickly. The other thing this author does is asks the reader questions in the story (example: Reader, do you believe in happily ever after?). This is really fun for reading out loud because I can look at my son and get his answer. (His answer to the above question was a silly laugh, and a somewhat doubtful “uh, no.”) Another thing I love about this book is that I always called my daughter Princess Pea, right from the first time I saw her, so imagine my joy when I read that there is a character in the book called Princess Pea! Now of course she is waiting for us to finish it so she can read it too. So far I adore this book and so does my boy…so readers, get out there and buy this book before you see the movie. And get the good version!!