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Terrible translation. Dull pictures. And a misguided moral message!
on 20 September 2017
Maybe I remember the story differently but this has to be one of the worst adaptations of a classic story ever. I was so excited to find an non-Anglo adaptation of a classic story. However the story is written in a way that is very dull and the English grammar is atrocious. It literally reads as if somebody plugged the words into Google translate and then published. Plus the whole idea of a woman going through pain and agony so that she can marry the perfect man isn't a message I want to pass along to my child. However on reflection the classic stories I grew up reading were not exactly progressive or positive in their message ( go back and read the following through grown-up eyes; ugly duckling, Rapunzel, sleeping beauty, Goldilocks and the three bears). If my toddler had at least been engaged and interested in the story or pictures we would have kept it however he wasn't and so it went straight into the charity bag (though I should've just put in the recycling bin).