Friday, September 16, 2016

­čîčREVIEW: "Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?" by Carmela LaVigna Coyle (Childrens Fiction, Picture Book)

Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?
Written by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Illustrated by Mike Gordon & Carl Gordon

Publisher: Cooper Square Pub
Genre: Childrens Fiction, Picture Book
Publication Date: February 1st 2005

(Affiliate links)
Series: Princesses
Other Books In Series:
Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? GoodReads Amazon
Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees? GoodReads Amazon
Do Princesses Count? GoodReads Amazon
Do Princesses Have Best Friends Forever? GoodReads Amazon
Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? GoodReads Amazon
Do Princesses and Super Heroes Hit the Trails? Amazon

Description from Publisher:
A young girl goes on a hike with her father. Along the way she asks questions about what it means to be a princess. She discovers it's all about just being yourself.

My Rating:
My Musings:
I picked this up at a yard sale on a whim, liking the cover and the title seemed like it would be cute. I am so glad that I did! This is a fun story about a little girl who is going for a hike with her dad and she asks him questions, to which he gives thoughtful and very positive answers. It's written in rhyme, and flows in a natural, but fun, way.

The illustrations are wonderful and a bit whimsical, with enough color and detail to keep the interest of even young children.

When I grabbed this, I hadn't realized that it was part of a series, but will be checking out the others as well! I don't have any daughters, but my son (almost 4) enjoyed this too, and I loved the message that little girls can be whatever they want to be.

My Source: Purchased secondhand from a local parent. My opinion is my 100% own.

About Carmela LaVigna Coyle
Carmela LaVigna Coyle's first book, Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? is enjoyed by little princesses everywhere, and has been succeeded by four other princess books. She writes from her studio in Colorado with a puppy on her lap, and beside a wall of glass "to better see the seasons."

Carmela wrote her first story, "Forget-Me-Not," when she was ten-years-old. She hasn't forgotten it... she just can't find it.

She's married, and has two fabulous college age children.

Carmela has a degree in Elementary Education.
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