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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Princesses team up to fight sneaky monster in funny romp.

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This wild and silly adventure has the added fun of a new partner in crime-fighting, as Princess Sneezewort creates her own monster-bashing identity, inspired by the Princess in Black. Somehow the two girls don't recognize their friend underneath the superhero costume, but teamwork rules and they get their monster in the end. Lots of cute and funny moments along the way, and a clever monster who can shape-shift into a bush, a rock, a treasure chest, and a bench. LeUyen Pham's illustrations are, as usual, a delight, especially scenes of the city where Princess Sneezewort's castle is.

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