In addition to her refreshing twist on "Jack and the Beanstalk," Hart also reverses traditional gender roles: the king cooks, and the queen chops wood. Young readers may not notice, but adults will appreciate the shift. Warburton’s bright mixed-media artwork provides a playful stage for Sophie’s colossal adventure. A clever fractured fairy tale that princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy.
Rhyming text, detailed illustrations with non-stereotypical characters, and familiar storylines create a very entertaining tale.
—School Library Connection