For Princess Baby, the bedtime chore list is practically endless: 1. Put on pajamas. 2. Toys need to be put away. 3. The best picture book ever has to be chosen for reading. 4. Teeth must be brushed. 5. The blankets have to be arranged in just the right way. Young readers and their parents will instantly identify with this pre-Slumberland routine. We can't think of a more appropriate "night night" book.
Children's Literature - Ali Fell
This is a sweet story told in a sweet way in a few words. As Princess is asked by her parents if she has accomplished various ready-for-bed tasks, she answers yes as she performs the tasks for her stuffed toys rather than herself! Princess is a delightful little girl who radiates the love that she has received from her parents. The last picture, in particular, is a heart-warmer! This book is targeted to young children who appreciate story repetition. Fortunately, many parents will find that reading this story over and over is a pleasure and is just the right length for a short sleepy-time event. The writing is large and many young school age readers should be able to read the story to younger siblings. The illustrations are colorful, simple, large, and attractive. Perhaps best might be the moment when parents discover that their child is imitating the good pre-sleeping skills exhibited by Princess. Reviewer: Ali Fell
School Library Journal
In this successor to Princess Baby (Random, 2008), the feisty, independent-minded heroine is asked various questions during her preparations for bedtime. "Princess Baby, did you pick up all your toys?" "Yes, I picked them up," she responds, and is shown cuddling all of her stuffed animals at once. Although Princess Baby protests that she is not tired, a satisfying conclusion shows her asleep on the floor after reading books to her stuffed animals and tucking them in. As in the earlier title, fuchsia and other rosy tones dominate the illustrations. Purchase if the first book has a following.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
From the Publisher
“As enticing as a glittery petticoat.”—Publishers Weekly
“The overall effect is eminently appealing to young readers and princess fans alike. This sparkly, lighthearted tale is bound to enchant hopeful young ladies-in-waiting.”—Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Suzanne Javid
The Princess Baby is back! This time the cute story for sleepy little princesses is in board book format. A sparkly, sturdy board book with eleven double page spreads with one to two sentences on each. Pretty pastel colors of blue, pink, yellow, and green with rounded corners, the book is easily handled by infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The story repetition allows young readers to join in with the story. Princess Baby has her favorite animal friends to which young readers will enjoy as well as relate. This is a good story to promote print motivation, vocabulary development, and retellings. A fun selection for sleepy, little princesses, which adult readers will also like. Keep this one handy for repeat reading. A good night to you all. Reviewer: Suzanne Javid; Ages 3 mo. to 3.