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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate Paperback – 8 May 2018
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Pham's colorful illustrations are pleasing as always; young readers will especially delight in locating the camouflaged monster in the art. With spot-on humor for its intended audience, this is sure to please series fans and newcomers alike.
--Deseret News Even young readers who don't like princesses will find much to admire in the Princess in Black. While she appears to be the model froufrou princess, Princess Magnolia has a secret life as the superhero Princess in Black, stealthily saving her kingdom from monsters and other villains.
--The Washington Post
About the Author
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale are the award-winning husband-and-wife team behind the Princess in Black series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Shannon Hale is also the author of the Newbery Honor novel Princess Academy as well as the New York Times best-selling series Ever After High. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale live in Salt Lake City, Utah.LeUyen Pham is the illustrator of many books for children, including God's Dream by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams and Aunt Mary's Rose by Douglas Wood. LeUyen Pham lives in California.
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What Princess Magnolia hadn’t realised was that another monster had crept out of his hole and was now following the Princess. He wanted to eat goats but would settle for anything that looked or smelt slightly like one.
Whilst playing at Princess Sneezeworts castle the two hear screams coming from the park that a monster is there. Princess Sneezewort always wanted to be a hero and knows that she needs a disguise to become one, so she wraps herself in blankets and becomes ‘The Princess in Blankets’ and heads off to fight the monster, but when she arrives he has disappeared but The Princess in Black in there looking for the monster too.
Can the two find the monster, keep their true identities from one another and finish their playdate?
This is the second book that I have read featuring ‘The Princess in Black’, the first ‘The Princess in Black Takes a Holiday‘ I read back in July 2018. The books are written by husband and wife team, Shannon and Dean Hale.
What I like about these stories is how they combine a fairytale-Esq book with a strong, confident, fighting female who is really a Princess and when she’s not fighting monsters can be found doing her royal duties.
The story is enjoyable and the text is large for younger readers. The book is also filled with bright, colourful illustrations too which bring the monster fighting Princess to life. The whole plot was enjoyable and it’s wonderful to show that girls can be feminine and tough.
Reviewed on Whispering Stories Blog
*I received a free copy of this book, which I voluntarily reviewed
Princess Magnolia has a playdate with Princes Sneezewort. When a monster attacks in the nearby park, the Princess in Black is ready to deal with it, but there's a new mysterious masked hero in the park too. I don't want to spoil the whole story, but it's very funny and a completely different experience from the first book I read (the Princess in Black Takes a Holiday). I really enjoyed reading this story, the monster is funny to spot, it keeps hiding in certain pictures and it's fun to just stare at all the images to find it. The story between the two Princesses, the way they keep their identities hidden, and the way the masked heroes deal with the monster is fun too.
The text is quite large which makes reading it easy and I love the illustrations which are fun and very colourful. I really love the pig-turned-unicorn which just keeps eating all the time and as I said before there is some fun detail in many of the pictures as you get to spot different things happening in the town as well as searching for that monster.
My experience of this book has really made me enjoy The Princess in Black, much more than I did before. I don't know why but I just really liked reading this story and now I'm excited to check out the rest of the series.
-Thanks to Walker Books for a free copy for review.
In this story Princess Magnolia/Princess in Black is visiting Princess Sneezewort for a Play date, however that morning when she waged battle with Monsters she didn’t notice a sneaky one follow her home and then all the way to her friend’s Kingdom!!
Determined not to let monsters eat fluffy pets in her Kingdom Princess Sneezewort for want of a better disguise becomes Princess in Blankets!! Except she isn’t great at the waving battle and fighting skills, but she does have one extraordinary skill that is useful in finding the naughty monster
Princess Sneezewort is one of my favourites in the series, she is very smart much so because she observes keenly thanks to being less noticeable by others, here the Hales turn this to her advantage and this is great to see that you don’t have to be strong and highly trained in martial arts to be useful and effective.
Great for young children whether as a longer picture book or for children making the transition to independent reading and still wanting highly illustrated stories. We have all the stories and would happily collect more.
Thanks to Walker Book we received a copy of this book for free- opinions all my own