ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BE A PRINCESS --
JUST LIVE LIKE ONE
My wife pick up the book a school book fair as a gift for our daughter. The movie was great, however the book was a large disappointment. Instead of being a cute, tong in cheek book for girls, it morphed into a book dealing with such issues as whether to eat beef, leather shoes, and the wearing of furs being terrible. The book is a monument of PC in books for children.
Mia, Grandmere, Lilly, Tina Hakim Baba, Michael, Paolo, Seabstiano, and Prince Phillippe all take part in this clever "how to" guide. Some topics covered are: How to aquire a boyfriend, how to dress like a princess, how to eat like a princess, and princess beauty tips. It's a funny book, but not long at all - it's about an hour read. Most of the comments in the book are written the funny - but stuffy - grandmere, and are snobby and useless. There aren't actually any good tips in the book, but it holds us over until Princess in Pink is released.
Overall grade - C+
This book teaches you how to be a "princess", or learn about makeup, good posture, and dining in public. It's funny, but after a while you're saying, "How much more can I take?"
At the end of the book there is a small, funny, make-believe interview, but I felt like I wish the whole book could have been more like that.
I would reccomend this book to girls 12+, because it has things like makeup and so on that younger girls might find quite irrelevant and boring!
But, if you're looking for a quick read and how to brush up on your style/manners, this is the book for you!
This book is mini lessons from characters in Mia's story (Grandmere, her many personal... Read more