Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in a marzipan castle.
–Patrick Rothfuss - The adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle : The thing beneath the bed - c2010 - pg.6
Illustrated by Nate Taylor
Everywhere I have seen this book mentioned there comes a warning; this is not a book for children. It looks like one, it is a picture book. It features a princess and her teddy bear. But all those warnings are true, this is not a book for children. Well, not until they are a good bit older than picture-book reading level. Because there are dark things lurking about.
I really can’t say much more about this. I’ll just tell you to look at the drawings. Enjoy the story. And be prepared for it to be both more whimsical and darker than you may have thought.
I read it out loud to himself, and the reaction was just priceless. Very much a wtf! book. And I think that going back over it and paying even more attention to the illustrations will reveal all the hints that really shouldn’t have been so surprised by the ending. But which ending!!