Friday, January 30, 2009


At least twice a week, one of the Kindergarten or first grade girls at school asks for a "princess book". That is what they look for and they are not easy to please. They want the new pink and purple princess of today. And these young girls seem to decide immediately by the cover, whether this is a princess that they want to read about.

So, I was very excited to find PRINCESS PEEPERS by Pam Calvert. The cover is perfect--pink and purple. And Princess Peepers is pretty fun. She wears glasses and loves to wear many different kinds of glasses. Quite the fashion statement. But then the other princesses make fun of her so she goes without her glasses. Well, as predicted it is a disaster and she can't see. All kinds of trouble occurs until she realizes that she does need her glasses. The ending is a good one and everyone, of course, lives happily ever after.

A cute book that will definitely make a good addition to the library!

(Thanks to Marshall Cavendish Children's Books for the review copy!)


  1. Franki, I like this book, too. I took it along to read with a couple of first graders (who read below grade level). One of the girls insisted on reading it herself! She made it--with plenty of help. The book is actually pretty sophisticated in its great vocabulary words and humor; I had to do a lot of scaffolding for the girls to "get" it. I had a new appreciation for the book when we finished! My 4th grade boy likes it too.

  2. I may be biased, but don't you love that Tuesday Mourning cover? Woohoo!

  3. My daughter loves Princess Peepers. It is tough being a little girl and needing glasses when you don't see Princesses wearing glasses! The Peepers character really fills that gap, and I'm glad for that.

    The illustrations by Tuesday Mourning are soooooo fun and are my daughter's favorite part of the book.


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