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Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  19 reviews
First things fi rst, Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel is not a squirrel. She's a girl - a princess, in fact, only she hasn't found her princessdom. But that's about to change. Inspired by a book she reads, Patricia sets off for a place where she can stay up till midnight, eat cake before dinner, and have not just a dog but a great white stallion. She fi nds it. And a whole lo ...more
Hardcover, 56 pages
Published March 5th 2009 by Dial
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Sarah Sammis
Back when Harriet was going through the worst of her pretty princess book phase, I slipped in a few "subversive" books just to add a little variety and maybe, just maybe, make her reconsider her assumptions about princesses. One of the subversive books I chose was Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel by James Proimos.

Patricia is an average girl and as princess crazy as Harriet was a few months ago. She is determined to become a princess and she gets her wish. The only problem: her subjects are hippopot
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Elizabeth S
Kinda a funny twist to Where the Wild Things Are. Instead of a misbehaving boy, we have a girl determined to be a princess. It helps if you've read both Where the Wild Things Are and The Giving Tree recently.
Julie
Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel is a princess that has yet to find her princessdom. She is quite sure that her home was not it. While reading "Where the Wild Things Are" she thought "If a silly boy with no social graces could be made king with no effort at all, then imagine how easy it would be for me to find my princessdom." So she packs her most important things, and takes off to find her princessdom. She flies to the Land of the Hippos where they allow her to be princess. They party and celebra ...more
Melita
Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel is a little girl who one day decided she can find herself a decent place to be a princess. Inspired by a book she read about a boy who gets to be a King (Where the Wild Things Are), she embarked on her own journey with a plane.

She did find the place and readily learn the duty of a princess.
She is now to decide whether she actually like her new role as a princess.

The book is pleasant to read with funny little jokes to accompany the cute pictures. It would be fun to r
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Liza Gilbert
A cute story that is kind of acid-trippy in its telling. Patricia wants to be a princess, so one day she gets in her airplane and flies to the land of the hippos, where they make her royalty. The tri-colored illustrations remind me of picture books from an earlier time, but they are still effective. The humor is solid, and the progression of Patricia's royal status is in tune with a young child's thought processes.
Agnes
A very girly story about a princess searching for her princessdom. Will she find it in the land of the hippos? Can she handle all the commitments that come with the title? Cheerful illustration style fits in with the witty text. Mentions Where the Wild Things Are and The Giving Tree.
Tara
Adorable princess book!!! Patricia leaves home (in her own airplane) to find her very own princessdom where she can eat cake all day long and stay up as late as she wants. She finds out though that heavy is the head that wears the crown and eventually gives up being a princess!
Zack
With a title like Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel, you know the book is going to be fun. Filled with little jokes that are more for the adult readers than the kids, the story should still be fun for the young ones. Nice simple illustrations with lots of character.
Shelli
I loved it! Funny picture book about a young girl who knows she is a princess even though everyone else doesn't. After being inspired by Maxx from Where the Wild Things Are, Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel takes off to find her own world were she can rule.
Vivian
For all closet princesses... Patricia, inspired by a late-night reading of Where the Wild Things Are, sets out on a quest to find herself a kingdom. Very tongue-in-cheek, very fun. I LOVE the ending.
April
This is a funny little book about things not always being as great as you might dream them to be. Some of the small details in the simple illustrations made me laugh out loud! Way to go James!
Molly
This is just a fun read about a girl who wants to be a princess and feels if max from Where the Wild Things Are can be a prince then she will do something similar. Funny and cute. Ages 3+
Martha
It was cute, but I lost the point at the end. Why was Cynthia still there? Could she really just get out of being princess by taking the crown off?
KMC
This references Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are." The author also writes the Johnny Mutton series. Illustrations are humorous, as is the story.
Betsy
This was actually read TO me by the wonderful Sarah Sullivan! Great book to use in the classroom. Look forward to incorporating it this year!
Laura Rogers
Love it - so very funny - love the spoof on the Wild Things - my kids howled.
John
May 26, 2010 John added it
Too lengthy for storytimes but a fun, light read.
Tina
"satire, princess, hippos, royal jobs"
Jayanne
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