Thursday, May 7, 2015

PICTURE BOOK REVIEW: My Rules for Being a Pretty Princess by Heath McKensie


Rules are meant to be broken in this laugh-out-loud picture book about staying true to yourself.

One little girl gets her greatest wish of becoming a princess – only to discover that the rules of royalty are no fun. She has to have perfect hair and eat daintily and dance gracefully — boring! So, she decides to make up her own rules... A delightfully subversive picture book that teaches girls to be themselves — clumsy dancing, crazy scribbling and all.


There are certain rules that must be followed in order for one to be a princess, and the little girl in this book is thrilled when a real princess shows up to tell her what those rules are.  However, her enthusiasm dampens when she discovers that eating daintily and wearing a perfect dress, and waiting around for a handsome prince aren't particularly exciting activities.   But using her own imagination and ingenuity she finds a way to be a princess and have a good time.  This is an adorable story with really cute pictures that highlights the power of positive thinking and finding one's own path.  I thoroughly enjoyed this story and I know many little girls will as well.

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