The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight

Random. Aug. 2019. 40p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781524771348.
PreS-Gr 1–Siblings Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm (co-creators of the Babymouse, Squish, and “My First Comics” series), offer here a fairy tale–tinged look at sibling rivalry. The Evil Princess and the Brave Knight don’t get along. When the princess not-so-accidentally trips her brother, she’s not sorry, and the magic mirror (the parent figure here), begs the two to get along. The plan works out a little too well, and the royal siblings create a huge, fun mess, leading to yet more blame and a chance for the princess to pull her tripping trick all over again.
VERDICT This enjoyable tale, well-illustrated with bright pencil and watercolor cartoonlike illustrations of the siblings getting into mischief, will be a hit where parents need to make quarreling kids see the funny side of their battles. For an unusual storytime, follow up a reading of this book by having the children play the puzzle game Royal Rescue

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