Patricia von Pleasantsquirrel
by James Proimos
Can we let you in on a little secret? We are worried about the mailman. We wonder if his memory is slipping. You see, we've been waiting for a long time now for a very special delivery--our crowns and invitations to be princesses in a distant land. We eagerly check the mail each day and bupkiss. So we were delighted to read about another Princess-in-Waiting (and waiting and waiting . . . ) named Patrica von Pleasantsquirrel.
Patricia is definitely a princess, but nobody seems to realize it. Her mother won't let her stay up late or have cake before dinner. Her brother is fussy and even her dog disappoints by not being a great white stallion. Really. It's simply too much for the royally-inclined to endure. So, Patricia flies off in her airplane to the land where the hippos are, because as she says, "If a silly boy with no social graces would be king with no effort at all, then imagine how easy it would be for me to find my princessdom!" Exactly!
Patricia finds her princessdom and loves it! Until she finds out about her 230 princessly duties. Who knew it could be such hard work being a princess! This sassy, fun book will be a hit with kids (and parents) who enjoy a bit of Sendak before bed and a bit of cake before dinner.