Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Book Review- The Very Fairy Princess

By Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton
Illustrated by Christine Davenier
Published by Little Brown
Source- Little Brown
5 Stars

Do you believe in fairies? Geraldine does... and though her family and friends don't, Gerry knows for certain the she is one.

In fact, she is a VERY fair princess! From morning to night, Gerry does everything that fairy princesses do: she dresses in royal attire and practices her flying skills, and she is always on the lookout for problems to solve. But it isn't all pin and proper-as every real life fairy princess knows, dirty fingernails and scabby knees are just the price you pay for a perfect day?

This is such an adorable story with illustrations little girls will love. What little girl doesn't like to dress up and pretend they are a princess, or wear tu-tu's around the house and dance? Gerry knows she's a fairy princess and with her tiara, and fairy wings on, she's ready for what day has in store for her. This fairy princess knows her manners and always acts like a proper princess. Even while playing and getting dirty for trying to catch frogs.

Gerry's story takes us through her day of getting ready for school, attending music and art class (her favorite classes), playing pretend, going to dance class, taking bubble bathes and getting ready for bed. Just because her brother doesn't think she's not a fairy princess, doesn't mean she isn't one. She believes she is and that's all that matters.

Gerry's an adorable, relatable character and one my little girl just loves reading about. If you have a little princess at home, I highly recommend picking up this imaginative story to read to her. It's quickly become a favorite in our home, as Gerry is just like any other little girl who loves pretending their a princess.
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