Welcome! Regular readers may have noticed something a little off last month – I didn’t do a children’s book review.
Fear not, dear readers! They are still here. But they are changing. Instead of reviewing four titles in bulk each month, I will now post a new short sharp review every Friday.
A new children’s book every Friday! Hip hip hooray!
I’m kicking off the new format with my four-year-old daughter’s current favourite, Princess Super Kitty*.
Princess Super Kitty / Antoinette Portis
(HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2011)
Maggie isn’t a Maggie today. She’s a kitty. But she doesn’t like to nap. So she’s a Super Kitty! But she doesn’t like to do every single thing that’s asked of her. So she’s a…
Princess Super Kitty* is adorable. I have to admit that when my daughter brought it over to me at the library, I groaned inwardly. Ashleigh loves nothing more than pink, frills and fairies, and this book threatened an overload of all of this and more.
It delivers an overload of all of this and more. And more again! But it also perfectly captures her imaginative, playful yet ultimately girly personality. Ashleigh identifies with the book, and happily for me, she identifies with the ‘super’ part as much as the ‘princess’ part.
|Although this princess behaviour certainly rings true!
And it’s funny. The continual addition of attributes to Maggie’s character has inspired Ashleigh to create compound characters of her own.
|Meet Princess Fairy Rabbit!
So if you have a girly girl with budding superhero powers, I definitely recommend this book.
Have you or your children read Princess Super Kitty? What did you think?
And do you have any book recommendations for future reviews?