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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle

(The Princess in Black #7)

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Something smells like trouble! Can five princess heroes and one Goat Avenger pool their talents to vanquish a monstrous stink?

The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Candlewick Press
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Kate Willis
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My sisters and I love sharing this series, but I'd fallen behind on this one and ony just now got to read it. It was pretty adorable, and as always, I love the illustrations. (LeUyen Pham is fast becoming one of my favorite illustrators. ;) ) I especially loved how well-introduced each princess hero was in this one, especially since I found the large cast confusing in the last book. The little glimpses into each girl's life were really fun. ;) I love how each princess hero (and goatherd and that ...more
Darla
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The stunning artwork showcases a whole team of superheroes fighting the big stink along with the Princess in Black and Goat Boy. When the stink cloud refuses to dissipate and infects other kingdoms, a diverse band of superheroes arrive to help fight the menace in the meadow. The first arrival if Flower Girl on Horsefly the pegasus, then Cartwheel Queen on Good Boy, and finally Miss Fix-It on Doom Rabbit the bunny. Readers will see that simply removing the stink from the meadow temporarily only c ...more
Ms. Yingling
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Yes, these were always a little too young for middle school readers, but they did enjoy the first five books or so, especially when they needed to get points for Accelerated Reader. This one, with its themes of smells and avoiding baths, would certainly delight younger readers, but I will pass for middle school. I loved that the various princesses have now made their own super hero costumes and are hanging out working with the Princess in Black. These are so much
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Descendents
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because all of the problem are so stinky.
Theresa
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Charly Troff (ReaderTurnedWriter)
This was such a cute book! Both my five and three year old girls loved it. They sent almost an hour just looking at the pictures together when we first got it. As we read it, they loved the story, laughing and always wanting one more chapter.
Debbie Barr
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
These books are always so fun, and perfect for young readers!
Zoe
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It is a very exiting book and i think there is going to be another in the series.
Nicole
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not bad, but nothing special .
McKenzie Richardson
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This is my favorite in the series so far! Absolutely hilarious. I loved the details in the illustrations and the fun twists and turns it took.

The Princess in Black and the Goat Avenger encounter a stink that they cannot fight alone. Luckily, many new heroes rise to the occasion (as well as a familiar face, the Princess in Blankets) to help fight the unique battle.

As with the other books, the chapters are short and the text is simple. I liked that
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Lisa
Dec 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There's a stinky smell coming from the goat pasture. Princess Magnolia must become the Princess in Black to help the Goat Avenger blow out the stink - but the smell has to go somewhere, so as it invades each kingdom, the other masked heroes come to help. Maybe the smell isn't the problem - perhaps they need to find out what is causing the stink.

Shannon and Dean bring us another terrific chapter book with amazing illustrations by LeUyen Pham, I love this series! Short chapters with easy text, a
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John Clark
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in the series I've read. It's funny, engaging, well illustrated and easily holds the reader's interest. Each princess and their pet has a secret super hero alter persona. As the cloud of stink gets pushed away from each kingdom, another superhero pair gets involved, but nobody seems to be able to figure out where the stench came from, or how to get rid of it. Ultimately, those living in the place where it originated become just as nauseated, precipitating a crisis that leads to ...more
Alicia Evans
A terrible smell is torturing everyone and the Princess in Black must work with other masked defenders to fight it. Readers will enjoy the compelling plot, the consistent structure/humor throughout, and the range of diverse characters here. However, considering all of the princesses that are now heroes, it's a little silly that they can't figure out who the others are, and some disguises are better than others. The end also gives the impression that there is much more to come from this series, s ...more
Melissa
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I hadn't read this series yet, so we got the first book and read that first. My 4-year-old and I loved it! The illustrations are so much fun and I loved the story of the fiery princess. The first half of this sequel is pretty repetitive as each of the princesses in different areas smell the smell and transforming to heroes. I do like the message of everyone coming to work together and they can’t conquer a monster on its own. I like the diversity of the heroes. The series is so much fun to read a ...more
Beth
Feb 26, 2020 added it
Shelves: children-s
The Princess in Black, with the help of several friends and their
animal companions, is trying to manage a stink in her kingdom.
Introducing so many friends, with both names and secret names
for when they become superheroes, as well as their animal
companions, who also have code names, becomes confusing.
Pham’s watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict a diverse cast
who are frequently cross-eyed. That said, it can’t have been
easy to draw a stinky scent, which is the crux of the story. This
series is sho
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Jenn
read with Xavier and Lexi. Xavier likes to pretend he doesn't like these anymore but he crept closer and closer as I read it aloud outside.

We love this series and number 7 didn't disappoint. While they follow the same outline, each entry is fun, imaginative and adds to the experience. In this story, three more princesses jump into their secret identities. We loved discovering their superhero names as well as their pet sidekick's name. The illustrations are colorful and exciting and add to the ta
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Stephanie P (Because My Mother Read)
I received a copy of this book from the publisher to review.

This is a really fun addition to the series that we already love with lots of exciting clandestine adventures and a chance for minor characters to shine. We read the whole thing in one sitting like we often do with this series. My 4 and 6 year old love to have this series read aloud to them and my 6 year reads it on his own now as well.
AMY
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grades 2-3
90 pages. Another great adventure for the princess proves a challenge. This time there is a terrible smell in the kingdom and no one knows where it is coming from. Luckily the princesses and the Goat Avenger join forces to figure it out and get rid of the stench somehow. Color illustrations add to the drama. Girls will like this one, especially if they are already into the series. Highly recommended for Grades 2-3.
Elizabeth
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shannon Hale changes up the format of the series in this entry by not revealing what the cause of the stink is until almost the end. Several more princesses in disguise are also introduced paving the way for even more fun in future additions. Fan of the series will be happy to know there is still the signature fight scene with a monster.
Pam
Dec 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grades
The Princess in Black and the Goat Avenger learn to work with other superheroes to solve a major problem. They accidentally send the problem to other kingdoms rather than solve it before everyone unites and works together to rid the kingdoms of the horrible stench.
Vivid illustrations bring the story to life as usual.
Earl
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
At first, I didn't think I would like this latest installment because it felt different from the others but as the story progressed, I was reminded why I love recommending this series. I'm very excited about what the future adventures will be about. ...more
Engel Dreizehn
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
All such a big stink is stinking up the kingdom and it can't passed on to be someone esle's problem! Looks like the Princess in Black and her friends will need to work together. What I find hilarious is all the alteregos the other Princess and their pets (hehe thats a big bunny!) take on! ...more
Robyn Hood
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
I love this series for young kids. A Princess and a Super Hero? Love it. And I like how all her friends have also joined in too. Cute read. I have definitely recommended this series to parents, and will continue to do so 👍🏽
Crystal
Dec 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.

Another fun tale from the PIB series! This book features a diverse group of young heroes working together to solve a BIG stinky problem. It takes creativity and collaboration, but together they are able to save the day from a giant stink.
Joy
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, 2019-reads
This might be my favorite Princess in Black yet! Short and hilarious, with fabulous illustrations by LeUyen Pham, these are delightful first chapter books for young readers (and can be enjoyed by those older too).
Jo Oehrlein
Dec 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reader
Love that we get to explore the consequences of just sending the stink away.

Love that all the other princesses have gotten in on the hero action now.

Love that the solution is working together to resolve the root cause of the problem.

And glad that we got to defeat a monster in the end.
Alethia
Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was just as adorable and fun to read as the rest of the series. I love how many princesses come to help and the cute ways they disguise their pets/companions. There were many giggles to be found within these pages. My daughter and I both enjoyed reading it.
Jessica
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-own, kids-like
The Princess in Black never disappoints. Great story, fun illustrations . As a parent, I love how it shows teamwork and that girls can save the day too. As a reader, it's honestly just a fun book to read. The whole series is amazing. ...more
Mel
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well, we got through this one quick! Loving all the new princesses and their friends and how they all work together to solve problems.
Little miss seven is over joyed with this whole series and I'm certain she's going to want to start them all again soon...
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gina
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm kind of sad to see other super heroes joining in. But my son loves it, and the books are for him. Right? Right.... So anyhoo. This is one of those crossover type books. Part big font and easy words, repetitive patterns, along with graphic novel style action. My six year old son loves it. ...more
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