The Paper Bag Princess
Author: Robert Munsch
Illustrator: Michael Martchenko
Publisher: Open Road Media (Read-Aloud Edition enhanced e-book)
(Originally published by Annick Press, 1992)
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
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Available as enhanced e-book from Open Road MediaWell, try as I might, I wasn't actually able to fully appreciate the "enhanced e-book experience." I think I just don't have the hang of it. The publishers sent me several digital copies of this book and finally sent me separate text and audio files for me to read and listen to on my computer. They were nice enough, with music and sound effects to accompany the narration by Robert Munsch, but to my taste they weren't so much better than all the other versions of this book available that it made it worth the effort. This is probably Munsch's most adapted book, with numerous print, digital, audio, and even animated cartoon versions available already. I'm not sure I quite see the point of this new edition. But I suspect I'm not quite as tech-savvy as some. Perhaps on an iPad it's a smoother experience to enjoy e-books with enhanced content.
Although I did quite enjoy the variation on the "Mission: Impossible" theme song as it Princess Elizabeth went off in search of the dragon. Perhaps that moment was worth at least some of the hassle I went through to hear it.
"The dragon was a little bit scary. I didn't know he would sound so scary!"
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Disclaimer: I received a digital galley of this book free from the publisher from NetGalley. I was not obliged to write a favourable review, or even any review at all. The opinions expressed are strictly my own.