Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Secret Lives of Princesses

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Book Review - The Secret Lives of Princesses

About the BookGo beyond Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella! Some princesses are well-known to all children—but others, equally magical (and sometimes, a lot funnier) have remained anonymous, mysterious, and far from the fairy-tale crowd. Now these captivating ladies are finally stepping out of the shadows where they’ve remained hidden for far too long. With wit, sublime humor, and beautiful art, The Secret Lives of Princesses introduces a bevy of royal daughters to the court of young readers.  While it alludes to some of their more famous sisters, this large and lusciously illustrated compendium presents such unique and unforgettable characters as the petite Princess Claire Voyant, who can see very far into tomorrow (but muddles her predictions); Princess Oblivia, who forgets everything and misses all her appointments; Princess Tangra-La, who does the tango, the fandango, and any dance that comes her way; and Princess Babbling Brooke, who chatters on and on about everything and nothing. Plus, you’ll learn about such princessy matters as the language of fans; coats of arms; and how not to offend dangerous fairies who cast evil spells.Poetic, often humorous, and always enchanting, this is the perfect collection for princess-loving girls who long for more than just the traditional fairy tale.

About the Author
The author of several children’s books, Philippe Lechermeier also teaches French and history. As a student, he worked several odd jobs and says he grew up a “dreamer, lonely, one foot on earth, the other on the moon.” He is married and has two children. Rébecca Dautremer has illustrated several children’s books. She studied art at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, where one of her teachers recognized her talent and encouraged Rébecca to specialize in children’s book illustrations. She currently lives in Paris with her husband and three children. 

My Take on the Book
This book was breathtaking, especially in the illustrations alone. Outside of this I also have to commend the writing as well as I and my girls loved every minute of the stories that were told of the unknown princesses that did not get all of the hype that some other had gotten in the past.

The book is full of wonderful additions such as maps, diagrams and other fun tidbits all over the page, your eyes will never get tired!

As a father of two daughers that love princesses this was a find and one that I would completely recommend to you. Not only will they love it, you will find it endearing and charming as well!

If you would like to find this book for your own collection, you can find it on Amazon!

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