Jean Cogdell has written another 5 star winner, this time for thoughtful young girls who ponder their future. As Amy considers her potential careers, including doctor, artist, president, and fairy, clear and gentle illustrations by Ashley Bauer capture the splendid role-playing of this imaginative child. The sweetest message in this book is based on Amy’s secure love from her parents, especially her dad. He calls her “his little princess” and Amy delights in being swept off the ground into his arms. Her mother’s arms also hold this precious girl tight, reminding her that she has plenty of time to follow her dreams. Cogdell has written this book in rhyme, with the soothing repetition that should make this a delightful bedtime story. For older readers, there are other issues to ponder, such as the weight of a crown and throne. This book is sure to inspire girls and boys alike to enjoy creative play, while acknowledging that love is the foundation for any happy future.
A Most Reluctant Princess is available from Amazon.