Surprised? That’s fair. This princess's whole thing is reading. She walks around the provincial town with her nose all the way in a book — she’s practically eating it — and people are noticing! What they’d notice if they looked a little closer, though, is that these are picture books. They barely have words! Have you seen the straight-to-VHS masterwork, Belle’s Enchanted Christmas? I have. Recently. We get a clearer picture of the literature she’s so thirstily imbibing in the lyrics of her song “Stories.” Read on:
"I'll read him stories / From picture books / All filled with wonder / So much to discover / I do it all the time / I could live inside bright pages / Where the words all rhyme."
I beg your pardon? She’s prancing around town like she just finished her annual re-analysis of War and Peace, but it’s probably Green Eggs and Ham. Which is fine! It’s ok to enjoy children’s books! Just don’t be so smug about reading when you can barely read!
(“But wait,” you say. “What about when Gaston looks at the book and says there are no pictures?” My answer to you is this: Gaston is an imbecile. And go watch a better movie.)