Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Princess Blankets by Carol An Duffy

Duffy, Carol Ann. Princess’s Blankets. Templar Books. 2009. PICTURE BOOK
In a kingdom far away, a princess can’t get warm. She’s always in her room and/or buried under a lot of blankets. One day a stranger comes to the castle and says he can cure the princess, but seems to have ulterior motives. When the stranger has the princess describe how cold she is, the princess uses metaphors related to the Earth. When the parts of the Earth she describes, however, start disappearing from the world, it will take someone brave and smart to outwit the stranger, warm up the princess, and save the world.
The story is a bit repetitive, but the illustrations are beautiful and the ending touching. Readers who like traditional fairy and folktales will enjoy this book. EL. OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, HUN Public Library.

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