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Jul 04 2011

Little Miss Princess by Roger Hargreaves

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Penguin, 2011. ISBN 9781409388098.
(Age 3-6) One of the series of Little Miss books, of which there are 34, Little Miss Princess tells the story of a princess who was kind and good. She has people to do everything for her, from mowing the lawn to making the bed. She tries to help people in need and when Mr Bump broke his leg, she decides that she will help him herself instead of sending around her staff to do the work. When she goes shopping for him she doesn't know where to go to buy things and when she finally gets what he needs she puts them away in the strangest places. And then she cooks him tea with disastrous results!
This is a delightful little book that will bring a smile to the faces of the children who read it. All the things that prove difficult for the little princess are ones that children will know about. They will know to go to the butcher to buy meat and to put it away in the refrigerator. They would even know how to make the bed. This knowledge will make them feel good as they follow the misadventures of the little princess. Hargreaves concludes the tale with a funny punch line that is very satisfying.
I am sure that a new generation of children will delight in the adventures of Little Miss and long to collect them all.
Pat Pledger

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