Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Christmas Giant by Steve Light

A giant and an elf make wrapping paper. Then Santa gives them a new assignment: the christmas tree for christmas town. I particularly love the artwork in this book. It's also about bringing your own special skills to the tasks you are assigned. I hope that doesn't give away the ending.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Part-Time Princess by Deborah Underwood

She's a regular girl by day but a princess by night. Did you know that princesses often serve as fire fighters to save their kingdom? Then, instead of locking up the dragon who caused the fire, she finds he's just grumpy because his little brother melted his crayons. They become friends. This book is perfect in almost every way -- I just didn't like the introduction of the handsome prince she might marry some day. Can we just skip that part? Maybe I'm being too picky.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Every-Day Dress-Up by Selina Alko

Instead of always dressing up as a princess, a little girl dresses up as great women from history: Amelia Earhart, Ella Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Marie Curie, Julia Child, Maria Tallchief and Frida Kahlo. My daughter recently discovered princesses and pink; so, books like this are just what we need. Of course, my daughter is particularly interested in Ella and Maria because they look prettiest in the pictures, but you can only do so much.