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Patricia Von Pleasantsquirrel

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  59 Ratings  ·  20 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
Jan 24, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it really liked it
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
Feb 04, 2013 Elizabeth S rated it liked it
Shelves: f-picture, e-short
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.
Cippy85
Mar 19, 2016 Cippy85 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kidz-parents-dkk
ISBN : 978-602--8663-01-4
Okt.2009, Penerbit Buah Hati

Ibunya bilang Patricia tdk boleh main sampai tengah malam.
Ayahnya melarang dia makan kue sebelum makan malam.
Adiknya hanya bisa cengeng padahal seharusna menjd pelayan pribadinya
Anjingnya hanya seekor anjing biasa.
Patricia yakin rumah satu tingkat dengan tiga kamar tidur tanpa parit besar sekelilingnya bukanlah tempat tinggal yang layak untuk seorang darah biru.

Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel Ingin Menjd Princess.

Perjalanan jauhnya membawa
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Julie
Apr 07, 2009 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books, 2009
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
Jun 12, 2010 Melita rated it really liked it
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
Aug 14, 2009 Liza Gilbert rated it liked it
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
Jun 24, 2009 Agnes rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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
Apr 09, 2009 Tara rated it really liked it
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
Apr 06, 2009 Zack rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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
Jul 24, 2012 Shelli rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 19, 2011 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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
Apr 02, 2009 April rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 24, 2009 Molly rated it really liked it
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
May 04, 2009 Martha rated it it was ok
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
Jun 01, 2009 KMC rated it really liked it
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
Aug 05, 2011 Betsy rated it really liked it
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
Apr 22, 2010 Laura Rogers rated it it was amazing
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 Bartholoma
Dec 10, 2009 Tina Bartholoma rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
"satire, princess, hippos, royal jobs"
Jayanne
Feb 22, 2010 Jayanne rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime
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