Tuesday, 14 August 2012

I Want My Puppets by Tony Ross (Andersen Children's Books)

She's sassy, she's mischievous and she has her own TV show. Tony Ross's "Little Princess" books are always a favoured pick when we do our library runs, and "I Want My Puppets" follows the tried and tested formula of the other Little Princess books.

The Little Princess decides to throw a puppet show with her new toy puppets. While Dad (I mean The King) makes a puppet theatre (or rather, delegates construction to Mum, I mean The Queen), The Little Princess busies herself getting ready for the show.

Things don't go according to plan, and as most parents know, when things don't go according to plan it's time to step in and help (or risk having your eardrums shattered by a monumental tantrum).

Does the show go ahead as planned? Or is everything too broken, sticky and chaotic to continue?

One thing's for sure, any parent who reads this book with their youngster and doesn't have a craving for  caramel popcorn afterwards has something inherently wrong with them!

Charlotte's best bit: It's Little Red Riding Hood Sock!

Daddy's favourite bit: Awww the budding romance between the maid and the general is so utterly cute.

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars