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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Review: The Worst Princess

About a year ago I saw this book on Bookaboo (how good is that show?!). I immediately ordered myself a copy (plus extras for gifting!) and have read it with my daughter at least once a fortnight ever since. It’s just that good.

Princess Sue longs for action, adventure and ‘fun stuff too’ instead of her boring princess duties (wearing dresses, growing her hair to the floor, etc.). After FINALLY being rescued from her tower by a brave prince, she can’t wait to start her new life. So imagine her disappointment, her outrage, her frustration, when her prince takes her home and sticks her in another tower!!

Realising her prince is a twit, “The sneaky rascal has locked me in this stupid castle!”, Princess Sue devises a plan, befriends a fiery dragon and sets about rescuing herself.

The rhyme and rhythm of this story is perfect, it is so, so much fun to read aloud and the characters really do insist on you using all of your different voices. There are a few ‘naughty’ words (bum, stupid, twit) that will have everyone in giggles, but if you love The Paperbag Princess by Robert Munsch then this will defiantly be your cup of tea.

Seriously gorgeous illustrations and a beautiful cloth bound cover just add to the overall brilliance of this book.

Title: The Worst Princess
Author: Anna Kemp
Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, $19.99 RRP
Publication Date: 2012
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781847388759
For ages: 3+
Type: Picture Book

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