Saturday, February 9, 2013
Double Review of Secret Lives of Princesses by Phillipe Lechermeier
Blurb from the back of the book:
Revealed for the first time in history...the secret lives of princesses you've never heard of.
Stepping from the shadows at last are such unique and captivating characters as Princess Claire Voyant, who can see into the future, but always muddles her predictions. Then there's Princess Tangra-la, known for her exquisite dancing and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on about everything and nothing. And who wouldn't want to meet the Princess of the Disorient, who invents all manner of nonsensical celebrations?
Reviewed by: Jax and Lil Miss - Ok...I've been MIA for quite some time, but this is a book my 8 year old daughter and I have enjoyed together. Thought it would be fun to share her thoughts as well as mine.
Lil Miss’s thoughts:
I like the Secret Lives of Princesses because of all the different princesses. Each princess is special in their own special way. Some are even related to other princesses, ones whose stories we know. I like how it’s illustrated. It has things that princesses wear, like crowns and tiaras. It shows some of the different kinds of castles, too. I like the way they are named. They are sometimes silly. I love the fan alphabet, it’s funny. The real reason I like this book is because of the Princesses, it says on the cover that these are the stories of Princesses that have never told. It was nice to hear new stories. This book is awesome to me and this I hope you like this book as much as me.
I’m not the girliest of girls, but my Lil Miss is. So after a deluge of princess books over the years, it’s about time we found one that I not only can tolerate for more than one reading, but one that I keep going back to read again. The humor and whimsy of this book is priceless. And the illustrations bring to mind Tim Burton, Edward Gorey and Mary Engelbreit. Bright colors, eerie faces and slightly odd body proportions. And yet completely endearing. Every page has lovely details, both in the art and the prose. I invite you to come meet Princesses Miss Hap, and Molly Coddle. Learn about the mystery that is Prince S. This book makes me want to be a princess. I don’t think I’ve said that in years, if ever. Inventive, eccentric, wonderful. Definitely one of my favorite kids books. I’m not sure I’ll let the little one take this with her when she grows up. Even if it was her birthday present. :D
The Lil Miss owns this book.
Oh, and check out the book's site when you have a chance. It has some fun games.