Monday, 7 November 2011

I Want a Friend!

The Little Princess is back in another book from Tony Ross' superb series. It's the Little Princess's first day at school, and now her little brother no longer wants to play with her, our titular hero is feeling a bit glum. 

Snobby kids at school don't want to play with her either, and soon the Little Princess wonders if she'll ever find any friends at all. 

Luckily she's not the only one in the same boat. 

A great book, particularly if your children are off to school for the first time and are more than a little apprehensive. As ever, Tony Ross' skills are in telling a story using a familiar character dealing with unfamiliar situations, setting children instantly at ease by showing that the big bad world isn't quite as big and bad as it first appears. 

Charlotte's best bit: The Princess making lots of new friends without knowing it

Daddy's favourite bit: The subtlety of TLP not actually letting on she's a princess at school. Very clever that. 

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars