The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman

The Sleeper and the Spindle - Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell

A beautifully written and quaintly illustrated retelling (sort of) of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale.  The story telling is delightful and the tale has several unusual and surprising twists.  This book can be enjoyed by children and adults and I suspect the author wrote it with parents reading to their children in mind.