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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Has elements of several fairy tales -- parents can check in to see which ones their kids know.
If you're bored, go outside for a change of pace. Stepping away from the things you take for granted gives you an appreciation of all you have.
Positive Role Models
Princess Antonio seems a bit spoiled at first, but a new experience gives her a new outlook and helps her appreciate what she has back home. The other princesses are open to new things.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Princesses on the Run is an imaginative story about a princess who's so bored with her life in the castle that she runs out into the forest and keeps on running to the sea. Along the way she meets other fairy tale princesses and characters -- including Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty -- and they have such fun they shake up their lives in modern ways (yoga, cross-country running) when they return home. It's a cute story with a lighthearted message about getting out once in a while to appreciate a change of pace -- and what you have back home.
Is It Any Good?
PRINCESSES ON THE RUN is an exuberant princess story that shows the cure for boredom is getting up and going out. Whimsical stylized art shows familiar fairy tale characters becoming friends and changing their lives in funny, modern, girl-power ways, led by the appealing Princess Antonia, who breaks free but also learns to appreciate what she has at home. It's princess-y enough to appeal to fans of pretty dresses and fancy settings, yet packs a fresh, positive message or two.
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