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PARTY PRINCESS (Teach Your Children Well Series)

Author: Vanita Braver, MD

Illustrator: Cary Pillo

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Publisher: Child & Family Press,

Material: hard cover

Summary: Madison wants to look beautiful for her birthday party. Instead, she ended up looking and feeling terrible about herself. Throughout the story's events she learned that beauty comes from the inside not the outside. This is a picture book with life lessons for little girls.

Type of Reading: bedtime story; family reading; anytime reading; read aloud book; learning to read

Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Read by child 7 years old.

Young Reader Reaction: “I liked the book and I thought it was really good that beauty comes from the inside of us.”

Adult Reader Reaction: I loved the theme of the story and the lesson it teaches.

Pros: The book offers a great lesson for all children. The text and illustrations are age appropriate, helping them "get" the story's meaning.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: I would buy this book because the theme will need to be revisited many times throughout a child’s life.

If You Liked This Book, Try: PINKY PROMISE: A Book about Telling the Truth (Teach Your Children Well Series)   LITTLE RUTH REDDINGFORD AND THE WOLF   LYING DAY

Educational Themes: You can use this book to teach character education. There are many things a child can learn from this story: why it is important to follow parental directions, beauty comes from within, and the importance of sharing.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, family

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2007

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