Princess Party

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Celebrate the playful princess inside every little girl!

Princesses are incredible girls-they love to dress up, use their imaginations and play with gusto! These little princesses have fun all day as they put on tiaras and cowboy boots, dance together at the ball, defend the backyard castle, and plan a magnificent tea party.

Joy Allen's bouncing rhymes and adorable illustrations are full of charming details that are sure to delight. Princess ...

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Overview

Celebrate the playful princess inside every little girl!

Princesses are incredible girls-they love to dress up, use their imaginations and play with gusto! These little princesses have fun all day as they put on tiaras and cowboy boots, dance together at the ball, defend the backyard castle, and plan a magnificent tea party.

Joy Allen's bouncing rhymes and adorable illustrations are full of charming details that are sure to delight. Princess Party celebrates inventive fun and feeling special-the best parts of every little girl's princess phase.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Patricia Williamson
Here is a book for girls who like being girls. Much like the "Fancy Nancy" series by Jane O'Connor, this is all about the variety of our imaginations and fancies that allow girls to feel special and unique. In this case, the pictures add to what the words say, providing details the text does not. A series of simple verses accompany fantastic illustrations and bigger-than-life ideas. Joy Allen's illustrations cover the gambit of ethnicity and all girls, no matter what background they come from, will find themselves within the pages of this book. The light and airy feel of the pictures lends itself to the beautiful verses, bringing a feeling of satisfaction to even a nonreader who just enjoys the graphics. The friendships of "princesses" are encouraged; the bigger the group, the more fun to be had by all. In the end, all princesses are just girls who feel special. Every girl can find herself in this book. Joy Allen's illustrative style may seem familiar; she is an illustrator of the popular "Cam Jansen" books. Reviewer: Patricia Williamson
School Library Journal
PreS-K—Two little girls—one fancifully dressed as a fairy princess, the other wearing cowboy boots and a "Princess Power" T-shirt—host a party for princesses of various ethnicities, dressed in a variety of costumes. The illustrations, bursting with bright colors and action, depict all the fun. Little brother joins in as the girls romp through the day: "Defend the castle" (a decorated tree house), "Dance at the ball" (on a trampoline), "Plan a tea party—these girls do it all!" exclaims the rhyming text. Truly, "Princesses are incredible girls!" With a format and subject reminiscent of Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann's Pinkalicious (2006) and Jane O'Connor's "Fancy Nancy" series (both HarperCollins), complete with a sparkly cover, this title should be a winner for the youngest princess-loving set. The nice thing is the emphasis on princesses being many different things, including tomboys.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Kirkus Reviews
A sugar-shock of pink coats this perfectly nice if less-than-extraordinary addition to the princess shelf. Two little girls show that it's just as OK to be a princess who wears high heels and pink as it is to be a princess who prefers jeans and cowboy boots. The cheery rhyming (though occasionally forced) text also assures readers that, "A Princess is pleased when her friends come to stay / It is grand to have pals to play with all day." In the door walks a variety of different princesses who engage in everything from tea parties to the defense of their backyard castle. Allen's pencil-and-watercolor technique matches the text well enough, though the questionable inclusion of a stereotypical American Indian "princess" at the party may raise a few eyebrows. Altogether a princess offering that will blend in seamlessly with the titles already out there. A relatively harmless if unnecessary purchase. (Picture books. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399252594
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/20/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 712,528
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Allen, whose Baby Signs was an Oprah children's book reading pick, won her first art contest in second grade. She has illustrated 32 books for children, both picture books and easy-to-reads, including the Cam Jansen series. She lives in Cameron Park, California.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

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    A must for every Princess

    Every Princess should have this book! My daughter and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! The story is delightfully fun while teaching there is a "Princess" in all of us, no matter how you show it. The brightly colored illustrations are expressive, captivating and bring the imagination to life. I highly recommend this book and all of the other wonderful books Joy has done.

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  • Posted November 30, 2009

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    Brings back memories

    I love the vibrant colors and whimsical looks of all the Princesses. I like the phrase that " A Princes is perfect in dresses or jeans. Also "She likes to dress up and show how she feels." Having played Tea Party and Dress Up with my 4 Princess granddaughters (3-8 years old) it gives me great joy in purchasing this book for all 4 of them. It really captures the enthusiasm an imagination of my real life Princesses.

    I have also delighted in many of Joy Allen's books in which she is the illustrator.

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

    Princess Party

    This is a very cute book and my 4 yr old granddaughter loved it! She is into all the princess genre items right now and likes to dress up like a princess and have "tea parties". Sometimes her 2 yr old brother gets involved for lack of other guests. We read the book several times and I thought it was colorful and had great drawings.

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