Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story by Marion Dane Bauer

Did you talk to your doll when you were small?  Did it talk back?

Random House Books for Kids sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published and you can grab a copy at your local bookstore.  If this book intrigues you, you should look at the previous book in the series:  The Very Little Princess: Zoey's Story.  This one reads fine alone, but the very little princess had another adventure before this one you might like to read also.

She's three and one quarter inches tall and is well aware she is a princess.  And you stupid humans better be ready to treat her as one, too!

Rose is a bit of a clumsy child, but she's entranced when she finds this beautiful little china doll.  Her mother thinks she too young for her, but Rose insist she'll be safe.  So Regina moves into Rose's room and it isn't long until Rose finds out she can talk...

Being young and having a unique gift is hard for Rose.  She doesn't want to hide her.  Regina doesn't think she needs to sleep.  How can she go to school and leave her home?  How can she take her to school and not let anyone see her?

It's fun to watch Rose trying to protect Regina.  The princess is not the least bit thankful.  Not even when Rose finds a dollhouse that is just the right size for her.

This a cute story that draws young ones in to the fantasy tale.  The princess is really too spoiled, but what do you expect from a miniature doll?  It's a scary world out there.

Why not take a walk in the princess's shoes and see how life is at three and one quarter inches?

Happy reading.

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