Along with my own personal love of reading I really want my kids to have a passion for reading. My oldest is now in Grade 2 and has started reading chapter books, which is delightful for me as I now get to find more books! However…there is a flip side to this excitement and that is finding appropriate books that I am ok with. You wouldn’t think this would be so hard but wowza magic!! Every book has some sort of magic or wizards in it. What happened to good old books about animals? Or fun wacky adventures? I mean…there are some of those but all that my little one wants to read are the complete opposite of those!
I am on a journey to find books that promote strong characters that don’t need all this magic to make them that way. It’s a challenge! Thankfully I stumbled upon The Princess in Black while I wondered about in my local Chapters. I saw the word Princess and then this ninja female and I was intrigued! Picked it up and hoped that my daughter would enjoy as it marked a lot of the boxes off for me.
Princess Magnolia isn’t just any princess that enjoy tea parties and tiaras; she has an alter ego – The Princess in Black. When her secret alarm rings it’s time for her to save the day and fight the monsters! Now this is my kind of girl! Fiesty and can save herself but still likes to rock some frills! While I was enjoying a little throw back to Buffy I was thrilled my daughter loved the book as well!
There are two other books in this series (The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party & The Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde) and we will pick them up from either the library or purchase but so happy to have found a book that was a winner in both our eyes!
If you have a child the same age as mine and have yet to pick this up I highly recommend grabbing it! And if you have read it how did you like it or your child?