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Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood

Part-time Princess (edition 2013)

by Deborah Underwood (Author), Cambria Evans (Illustrator)

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Title:Part-time Princess
Authors:Deborah Underwood (Author)
Other authors:Cambria Evans (Illustrator)
Info:Disney-Hyperion (2013), 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Book Bag, hardcover, dragon

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Part-time Princess by Deborah Underwood



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In my opinion this was a great book that demonstrates to children how they can be anyone and do anything in their dreams. In the books a girl is a regular girl during the day, but at night when her mom tucks her into bed, she transforms into a princess. The princess is a fire fighter who puts out fires at the castle, cheers up upset dragons who have melted crayons, dances with ugly trolls and the handsome prince, and eats three pieces of fluffy pink cake for lunch with the queen. The book is written in first person which I think is the best choice because when children are reading the book, they are hearing how she is choosing what she does in her dreams. I think if it were written in third person the message may not be as effective coming from someone else's point of view. I also really like the illustrations in this book. When it is day time, the background of the illustrations is white or brighter colors. When it is night time in the story, the background of the illustrations looks like a sunset or is various calming shades of blue, pink, and purple. The main message of this story is to show children that they can do anything and be anyone in their dreams and to promote the use of one's imagination. ( )
  ejones35 | Oct 31, 2016 |
Deborah Underwood writes a story about a regular girl who becomes a princess at night, but she definitely is not your average princess. She fights fires, lassos dragons, and plays in mud holes. She even mentions that she is too busy to marry the handsome prince that she met at a ball. I really love how Underwood portrays the princess character to be strong and independent rather than your average damsel in distress like most princess books. This is such a good read and I really think it will give readers the message that they can be whoever they want to be and accomplish anything! I also think Cambria Evans did a great job with the illustrations. They are fun and colorful. ( )
  cedoyle | Mar 3, 2016 |
This is a story about a young girl who is an ordinary girl during the day but as soon as her mother kisses her goodnight, she becomes a royal princess. This story takes you through her adventures as a princess. She is a very busy princess, saving a ball, and dancing with a prince. ( )
  Emilysill | Nov 28, 2015 |
I thought that this was a very cute book; a girl spends her days as a normal school girl, but when she goes to bed, she becomes whatever she wants to be--in this case, a princess who saves burning buildings and then goes to the ball. This gives the message that we can dream whatever we want to dream and be whoever we want to be. Though this message may be cliché and used over and over, it is a sold one that is very important to enforce, especially to young children whose minds are still forming.

There was also a message of diversity in the story: the trolls are considered bad and no one likes them, but the princess invited them to the ball anyway, believing that everyone should be included. This is also a good way to introduce segregation and integration to children because it shows that creatures that are thought to be bad or scary really just want to dance and have fun like everyone else. If we treat everyone respectfully, there is no need to be scared of anything. ( )
  parejess | May 18, 2014 |
Regular girl by day, princess by night. This adorable tale of a part-time princess shows that a princess does more than just look pretty. Enjoyable imagination and colorful pictures make this a really fun read.
  christylynnbridges | May 17, 2014 |
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A girl escapes her annoying little brother and the drudgery of school and home life when she travels to a magical kingdom each night and embarks on a series of adventures.

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