A very gentle and pleasant version of the fairy tale, with all all elements of threat, suspense, and danger removed. There is no punishment for failing to discover the princesses' secret; they aren't suffering in any way or even enchanted. The king just wants to know what's going on with his daughters, and they won't tell him because... uh... Okay, this story is pretty implausible in its original form, but the watered-down form is even more so.
Even the illustrations are subdued and, well, nice
. If you're someone who often feels that fairy tales are too stimulating for your precious tot, this is the version for you.