Thursday, April 6, 2017
Twelve Terribly Active Princesses Who Were Not Exactly Dancing
author: Michael Ann Dobbs
average rating: 4.00
read at: 2017/04/06
date added: 2017/04/06
'Twelve Terribly Active Princesses Who Were Not Exactly Dancing' by Micahel Ann Dobbs with illustrations by Bree Paulsen is a more modern fairytale about princesses who have different ideas of how to spend their time.
When twelve princesses keep waking up with ruined shoes, their father the King is puzzled. After nights and nights of this, he is really perplexed. He decides to see if there is someone who can help solve the mystery. The man who figures it out can possibly marry one of the princesses. If he can't figure it out, he'll lose his head. A brave young man shows up, and with the help of a strange old woman, he is on the case.
It's a bit wordy for a picture book, but it does have pictures. If it's a young reader, the font seems a bit small and daunting compared to other books of this type. The illustrations are cute, but some pages had color behind the text which made it a bit hard to pick out (another possible hurdle for younger readers).
The story is cute and I liked what the princesses were really up to. I find it a bit unusual that 12 sisters, or siblings for that matter, would all want to participate in the exact same activity, but I can suspend that idea for the sake of a cute story.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Xist Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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