The Prince and the Dressmaker

Book review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Charming, cross-dressing prince breaks the fairy tale mold.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 9+

Sweet story with lovely art

This is a sweet story that introduces that sexual orientation and gender expression are not the same thing. My 9-year-old loves graphic novels, and I read this before letting him tackle it. I found the story sweet and positive. My main criticism would be the role of alcohol in it as I feel this was unnecessary and could have been handled in another way.
age 9+

Such a lovely story and beautiful images

My daughter actually read this at age 8 but it definitely addresses how we see ourselves and what makes us feel beautiful and seen. The illustrations and style are a knockout. This story has a good amount of plot twists and it's a good lesson on subverting expectations to be honest about what one wants and who they want to be. Highly recommend.

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