THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER by Wendy Orr

THE PRINCESS AND HER PANTHER

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Age Range: 5 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

A little girl and her younger sister have a great adventure in the backyard. The princess packs up lantern, sleeping bags and red cloak in a great bundle, and she and her panther (she’s drawn whiskers on her little sister, who has polka-dotted PJs and cat ears) go forth across the desert (sandbox) and make the cloak into a red silk tent. “The princess was brave / and the panther tried to be,” the refrain echoes. After dark, though, it gets harder to be brave. Alert children will know that it’s not leaf snakes but leaves, not an owl-witch but an owl, not a great dog-wolf but the puppy next door that try their bravery. After they at last burst from the tent to shoo away their fears, they return to their tent and sleep safely all night. The pictures are in broad, rich swaths of acrylic colors that deepen into night and then lighten into morning. A warm and cozy tale of sisterly joy and sweet imagination. (Picture book. 5-8)

Pub Date: July 6th, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4169-9780-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Beach Lane/Simon & Schuster
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2010




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