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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Review: Dress Up Kate

Although by no means a royalist, I must admit I'm loving watching watching Kate Middleton morph into a future British queen. Elegant, warm, humorous, stylish - the fairytale magic is certainly alive and well in William's new bride.

This super-stylish activity book is arguably as attractive to adults as it is to kids. Gorgeously illustrated (with a Kate that does look like Kate!), it features over 350 stickers that will have fashionistas in a change-room twirl.

A series of scenes are provided for your decorating pleasure - a garden party, Kate's wedding day (complete with an extremely lifelike William, Harry and Pippa - no we don't get a glimpse of her rear end), the royal honeymoon (totally PG) and more.

My particular favourite is the Hollywood page where the couple schmooze with J.Lo, Nicole Kidman and Tom Hanks (spottable without reading the text, too; nice) and the Queen's Jubilee table, white clothed and ready to be stuck over and over with rounds of delectable sticker treats like cakes and roast chicken.

Yes, the Queen, Charlie, Camilla and the corgis make an appearance, and there's also a wrap dress ready to be decorating in style.

Love. Your only challenge will be deciding on whether or not to keep the book intact - or get stickering. 

Title: Dress Up Kate
Editor: Jen Wainwright
Illustrator: Georgie Fearns
Publisher: Buster Books (Hardie Grant), $11.95 RRP
Publication Date: 3 May 2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781780550268
For ages: 6+
Type: Picture Book/Activity Book

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