As much as I have tried to not encourage princesses and the such, both E and D are fans of princess stories and when a cope of Princesses Save the World arrived a week back, they were both quite excited to take a look.
I’ll admit I wasn’t too sure to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised at the direction it took us in as readers. Princess Sabrina Strawberry’s kingdom is in trouble due to a lack of bees.
The story follows the various princesses deciding how best to help and, with some creative problem solving, they manage to reintroduce bees to the Strawberry Kingdom, and thus save the beloved fruit.
What I liked about this story was it gave an introduction to basic ideas of governance and politics – about how countries, or in this case kingdoms, can work together to problem solve for the common good. I also liked that it conveyed the message of the importance of bees with a link to something that children can identify with and probably couldn’t imagine not existing.
The book is written in a rhyming format and is pleasant to read, and the illustrations drew E in a lot as she pointed out the various princesses as we met them in the book.
The children have enjoyed this book and it was an interesting, and a quite different way, to look at the importance of bees to our wider ecosystem. I’ll certainly look out for other books in this series and I’ll be interested to see if they follow the same format of tackling issues in a fun accessible way.
We were gifted this book by the publisher and qt the time of this review, my children were almost six years, 4.5 years and 2 years old. This post contains affiliate links.
Title: Princesses Save The World
Authors Savannah Guthrie & Allison Oppenheim
Illustrator Eva Byrne
Publication Date 18 September 2018 (Hardback)