Reading/Interest Level: Toddler
Author: Mylo Freeman
Publisher: Clavis Publishing Inc
Every girl is a princess and every princess has a special crown. The book takes the reader through five different princesses around the world, identified by the special item that adorns their crown as well as the animal they adore. The interactive flap for each character lets the reader reveal the crown that belongs to the princess. The end of the story gives the reader a pleasant surprise showing that she is also a princess by looking into a mirror.
This is a classic princess story for young readers who are attracted to this specific theme as demonstrated by the bright illustrations and easy to follow story line of finding the right crown. The concept of helping identify simple objects is reinforced throughout the book. It is always appreciated when the illustrations send the message that no two princesses are the same, they can have different skin colors, different hair, and different preferences. The interactive flap and mirror add an additional layer of engagement for the readers. This book is fitting for beginning readers to help develop skills for noticing and identifying different objects.