Sunday, January 15, 2017

Princess in Black Takes a Vacation by Shannon and Dean Hale-ESSENTIAL

Hale, Shannon and Dean, Princess in Black Takes a Vacation. Pgs. 87. Candlewick Press, 2016. $14.99. CHAPTER BOOK

She’s Princess Magnolia, a proper princess, until her Monster Alarm goes off. When duty calls, she turns into the Princess in Black and saves the kingdom. After a long week of many Monster Alarms, however, she needs a vacation! When a new superhero, the Goat Avenger, says he’ll cover the monster attacks for her, Magnolia can’t wait to get her day at the beach. When a Sea Monster attacks at the beach, however, things don’t look so great for her day off. Will Magnolia get a vacation?

The illustrations in this book are detailed, colorful, and engaging and complement they text well. Princess Magnolia is an adorable character that’s tough stuff and shows readers you can be a princess and a superhero. The plot is well written for an early chapter book and pulls the reader into Princess Magnolia’s world. Although this is book #4, readers can read them in any order. This is definitely one series a princess or superhero fan will not want to miss.

EL (K-3). ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Kira M, Youth Services Librarian, WHI Public Library

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