When asked, my daughter either wants to be a Mom or a Princess when she grows up. She wears dresses daily and loves to surround herself with anything ‘Princess’ in theme and that includes books. Taking a liking of course to all the Disney stories, I also like to find other books that would suit her interest. Thanks to Scholastic, my daughter received a copy of Princess Pigtoria and the Pea, written by Pamela Duncan Edwards and illustrated by Henry Cole.
This hardcover book is about a poor Pig Pigtoria who Pitifully pined to be a posh princess by marrying the pompous Prince Proudfoot of Porksville. Notice all the P’s? Well, that’s exactly what this book sounds like, as a plethera of P words are used. I get a little tongue tied reading it to her and she just giggles and giggles – such a fun book to enjoy. Plus, it was a great book for her to take to school when the letter of the day was ‘P’.
The teacher read it to the class and from what I heard, all the kids were in stitches. And that’s exactly why I liked this book – it’s entertaining, fun and really reinforces that love for reading. So…did Pigtoria get to be a Princess? Did she marry Prince Proudfoot?
Like I said, this is a very cleverly written kids book, and it has an unexpected yet delightful ending as well. I won’t ruin the surprise, you’ll have to read it to find out!
Disclosure: I received product to facilitate this review, all opinions are my own.