How come the campfire crackles and roars? I think it s requesting that we make s'mores! Join our favorite princess as she and her family camp, hike, fish, and bicycle in the great outdoors. Through rain and sunshine, fairy houses and fishing, this happy camper discovers that lots of fresh air and looking on the bright side is all a girl needs to make her a princess."
Carmela LaVigna Coyle's first book, Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? is enjoyed by little princesses everywhere. And now there are several Do Princess titles to choose from. She writes from her studio in Colorado with a puppy on her lap, and beside a wall of glass "to better see the seasons."
Carmela wrote her first story, "Forget-Me-Not," when she was ten-years-old. She hasn't forgotten it... she just can't find it.
She's married, and has two fabulous college age children.
Kids who are preparing for a family camping trip will like this breezy, rhyming little story suggesting all of the things one might do while camping.
Veg*n parents note: We see the title character holding a fishing pole and the rhyming text makes a brief reference to fishing. (Still waiting for a camping book that doesn't promote fishing as a de rigueur part of the activity!)
LOVE this book!!! The rhythm and rhyme are excellent and this was our first book about camping/being outside, especially great for my daughter as we do a lot of camping trips and she can relate (even though she's only 2.5). Wish I'd gotten it in a board book (it was a baby shower gift) because I'd have been reading it much earlier, I just couldn't risk getting the pages torn out.
This book will probably go over well with the princess crowd, but I think you have to actually refer to or ask your audience if they are a princess before starting to read the book?...at least it makes more sense that way and seems to bridge the gap in the otherwise confusing text. This book's winning quality is it's reflective mirror glasses on the last page, which sadly isn't even connected to the story at all.
This princess is taking a family camping trip, but she has a lot of questions. Do princesses help set up the tent? Do princesses keep all the creatures they meet? Do princesses go fishing instead of washing dishes? Do princesses ride bikes over mountains? Yes, to all of the above. Princesses know how to make a trip special and so therefore they are happy campers! http://julianaleewriter.com/books-ali...
One star for the annoying repetition of the princess Q&A, plus a schizophrenic point of view that switches from "princess" to "we" to "I." Two stars for the last illustration of the princess and her pooch with reflective shades.