Sunday, August 22, 2010

Book Review from Sophia's Corner: The Secret Lives of Princesses

This book is about special undiscovered princesses.  They hid them so well, that no one has any research on them and no information at all. These princesses all have weird things that no one would think a princess could have.  For example, Princess Hot Head, instead of needlepointing, she likes to sharpen her swords and spits on the ground and challenges everyone to arm wrestling matches.
My favourite princess is Princess Babbling Brook.  No one wants to marry her cause she talks too much.  She’s terrible for conversation.  She’s very funny and original and she reminds me alot of myself, cause I talk alot. I also liked Princess Buffet because she takes alot of space in a room, and the funny part is she’s the best party planner and is great against bullies.
I love this book and I think it’s great for girls my age to read this. The pictures are really colourful.
I think it’s really a different kind of book and I like it so much I give it 5 castles.
 Mom’s thoughts:
What a refreshing take on what a ‘princess’ can be!  These wonderfully illustrated (seriously, the illustrations are bright, dreamy and almost playful looking- breaththakingly artistic)- portraying the princesses as different as can be.  Every little girl can picture herself having one of these ‘not so perfect’ characteristics, which actually are what make the princesses special. 
Very original, funny, creative and a realistic look at fantasy. Makes  being a princess in your own right a true possibility for every little girl.


Passages to the Past said...

That book looks sooo cute!! And what a fantastic review by Sophie (as always)!!

Thanks for posting Lucy! My friend has a little girl and I am going to pick this up for her!

BurtonReview said...

The cover is too cute~~ I would love to see what's inside!

Jessi E. said...

I've seen this book so many times and LOVE all the illustrations! I need to take time to read it.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I heart the covers! Thinking about getting this for my niece!!

Anonymous said...

What a delightful book. I will have to make sure the library order this one.

Viola said...

That's a lovely review, Sophia. Your little girl's so clever, Ms.Lucy! Is she reading about real princesses as well?

whatwouldmarieantoinettedo said...

I love this post. The whole thing was adorable.