PRINCESSES ARE NOT PERFECT by Kate Lum

PRINCESSES ARE NOT PERFECT

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Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this rollicking sequel to Princesses Are Not Quitters! (2002), Lum’s trio of perseverant princesses discover that being royal does not make one perfect. Princesses Allie, Libby and Mellie excel at their favorite pastimes, which are baking, building and gardening, respectively. On the eve of their grand Summer Party for the children of their populace, Mellie impetuously decides they should switch their tasks. Unfortunately, their mantra—“princesses are good at everything”—leads to mayhem, as they attack their new chores with more enthusiasm than skill. The author gracefully leads readers to the conclusion that princesses—and others—succeed best when they do what they enjoy. Hellard’s ornate watercolors burgeon with humorous details; her vivid paintings depict billowing gowns and towering hairdos that cheekily represent each princess’s hobby. This sprightly tale will enchant aspiring princesses. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-59990-432-0
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bloomsbury
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2010




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