About the BookTitle: The Princess Fables | Author: Marc Clark | Illustrator: Eric Hosford | Publication Date: December 5, 2013 | Publisher: Seven C's Productions | Pages: 115 | Recommended Ages: 3+ Summary: The Origins of THE PRINCESS FABLES: When the author's daughter was just beginning the first grade, she was not happy about school. So when he would wake her each morning, whatever she would say to get out of going became the subject for a PRINCESS FABLE. If she'd say, "I don't want to," he'd make up a tale about The Princess Who Always Said, "I Don't Wanna". If she pulled the covers over her head, he'd tell her the story of The Princess Who Hid Under The Covers. By the end of each Fable he'd have her dressed and ready for school, with her eyes wide open and full of hope... THE PRINCESS FABLES are eleven inspirational stories for young girls who may still dream of being a Princess. Each Princess embarks on an adventure of self discovery and along the way, learns about the importance of trust, devotion, courage and the power of love. These classic tales transport little girls to a time and place where they are the heroines and can create their own happy endings. Every delicate pen and ink illustration reflects the classic fairy tale drawings of the late 19th century. Award: The Princess Fables was just awarded an Honorable Mention at the 2014 Los Angeles Book Festival.
****My Personal Review****
I loved reading The Fables - they were short but each one had a HUGE lesson for kids :) I liked the way that even though each story centered on a Princess, they were not allowed to be pampered and childlike - they were forced to become real people that were not catered to. And this of course led them to become self-sufficient and helpful to others. This was a book that every child should read! To teach them that if Princesses can learn to do things and not be catered to that no child can expect that. I would most definitely give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I thoroughly enjoyed all the stories, I think my favorite was the Princess who said Nnyo all the time though, story #2. It reminded me a LOT of my own daughter who loves to say no to everything. And of course she is NOT a Princess LOL! Kids have to learn that it is not normal to be able to do what they want with no consequences, and I think the author hit it right on the head with this book!
***I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
In a recent review by the Island Waves publication, Trey Seal wrote, “The Princess Fables is a book that brings back the nostalgia of the classic fairytales from our youth and is highly recommended for young children.”Excerpts From Amazon Reviews:
"Marvelously original, soulful, and witty tales! Modern fables with funny and moving twists. I hope these stories make their way to kids everywhere!"
"What a beautifully illustrated and well-written book."
"A charming and witty read, with stunning illustrations. The Princess is adorable and the book conveys a very positive image for little girls."
"Great read for the little princess in us all!"