Alice in tumblr-Land

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I’m not sure how “new” the generation needs to be for these re-worked fairy tales, but as a Generation X baby, I certainly found them humorous. Chicken Little, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Snow White, Pinocchio and their counterparts have all joined us in the age of information technology and suffer the problems that come along with it. Each of these funny fables is less than a page long and is accompanied by a lively illustration. This short narration format allows you to pick this book up to fill in the few minutes you may be waiting for something else and then put it down to come back to. Or you can devour it all in one sitting, like I did. The future King Arthur frets over his attraction to Lancelot. The Ugly Duckling plans for her high school reunion and seeing all of those people who knew her way back when, before she was successful. Little Red Riding Hood is looking for love in all the wrong places. Peter Pan is addicted to social media. Sleeping Beauty sleeps all day and is on the Internet all night, avoiding human relationships. Finally, fairy tales we can relate to! Don’t worry, they still get to the happily ever after, but the “happy” certainly looks different these days.