Children's Book List

Reviews of Children's Literature

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World

Written By: Vivian French
Illustrated By: Angela Barrett

The Most Wonderful Thing in the World

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Summary: A retelling of a fairy tale follows a young man who becomes a princess’ unlikely suitor when the king and queen issue a decree that whoever presents them with the most wonderful thing in the world will win their daughter’s hand in marriage.

Rating: 5 *****

An absolutely beautiful story about what parents hold dear — their children.

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The Princess and the Pony

By: Kate Beaton

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Princess and the Pony

Summary: Princess Pinecone would like a real war horse for her birthday, instead of which she gets a plump, cute pony–but sometimes cuteness can be a kind of weapon, especially in a fight with dodgeballs and spitballs and hairballs and squareballs.

Rating: 3 ***

Beaton does a fun job playing with gender roles and expectations.

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The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

Written By: Ursula Jones
Illustrated By: Sarah Gibb

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The Princess Who Had No Kingdom

Summary:
Rejected by all of the other royal families she meets, it takes an encounter with a humble court jester, who declares her the queen of his heart, for the princess to discover where her kingdom really lies.

Rating: 3 ***

The story has a wonderful ending, perfect for any modern-day princess and Gibb’s illustrations are absolutely exquisite.

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Princess Wannabe

By: Leslie Lammle

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Princess Wannabe

Summary:
After magically entering her bedtime fairy tale book, Fern discovers what it is like to be a princess.

Rating: 4 ****

A cute story for any girl who dreams of being a princess.

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