Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Fall Reads: A Royal Christmas to Remember

Zonderkidz; 32 pages; $14.99; Barnes & Noble
I don't pay too much attention to new children book titles with a princess theme, but I have a little cousin who I thought would enjoy the picture book "A Royal Christmas to Remember," which is the only reason why I had signed up to review the title.

Published by Zonderkidz, A Royal Christmas to Remember is the 7th book in the "Princess Parables" series written by Jenna Young & Jacqueline Johnson. This entry is illustrated by Omar Aranda.

On Christmas Eve, Princesses Joy, Grace, Faith, Charity, and Hope are more excited about Christmas than anyone else in the kingdom

The princesses have decorated the grand castle with Christmas decorations, which they have so many that they will have to build a large storehouse to store all them next year. Inside the caste is a magnificent tree surrounded by dozens of gifts, all for the princesses.

Awaken from their sleep that night, the princesses learn there is an evil band of marauders who are raiding their village. As their father, the king, heads out to defend the village, the princesses are put in danger. In the end, the princesses will learn that Christmas is more about giving than receiving.

Final Thoughts: I had never heard of the "Princess Parables" series before I received an ARC review from the publisher last week. The cover art is really colorful and features glitter on the princesses' dresses. All the illustrations are well-done with bright colors. All  the princesses look like they came from a Disney animated movie.

The story is really cute, and I'm sure young readers can relate to the young princesses, who are excited about Christmas Day. While the princesses have been raised to be nice to everyone, they are hogging all their decorations and gifts for themselves. Well, that is until an incident occurs that helps them have a change of heart.

Overall, A Royal Christmas to Remember is an adorable Christmas story that young readers (especially girls) will enjoy reading around this holiday season. I'm going to give the book to my little cousin at Thanksgiving.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher for my honest review and they are 100% my own opinions. I received no other compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am also not associated with the publisher or author in any way.

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