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The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Guests wait while princess fights monsters in fun sequel.

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age 5+

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age 5+

Cute sequel

The second book in the Princess in Black series is just as cute as the first one. Young readers who enjoyed the first one will really like this one. I even found myself laughing a few times! Violence: the Princess in Black fights monsters, but it's all comedic violence.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

This cute follow-up to the first book should please girls who love imagining a princess party and also enjoy seeing a female superhero fight monsters. The almost-finding-out-her-secret plot is not as original as it was in the first one, however. In Book 1, the nosy Duchess Wigtower almost discovers Princess Magnolia's double life. In this one, it's one of her party guests, Princess Sneezewort. But there's plenty to enjoy in LeUyen Pham's colorful illustrations, including the array of diverse, decked-out princesses and the different monsters' approaches to eating goats -- between giant pieces of bread in a sandwich, in a giant bun like a hot dog, and stuffed in a giant ice cream cone. And it's clever how increasingly tired and disheveled the Princess in Black looks as the day goes on.

The one twist is a monster giving her jewels when he finds out it's her birthday -- and her in turn giving them to her guests who've been waiting so long.

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