Thursday, January 16, 2014
Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis
Maggie likes dressing up and today she will be a kitty. Or maybe a superhero. Or a princess. Or a hula porpoise.
This is not a new book, but I just discovered it and liked it too much not to share. Princess books are always popular with girls under five years old so it's great to find a princess book about self expression (especially as it has no prince in it).
Princess Super Kitty is funny, Maggie has a great energy and a whip smart imagination. It's also clever, which is unsurprising as it was written by Antoinette Portis who wrote the seminal picture book This is Not a Box.
Every time Maggie adds a layer to her dressing up, she adds a layer to her personality, Kitty likes to play, but Super Kitty likes to run fast and be helpful. Princess Super Kitty would like you to obey her and she needs to be the center of attention. One little girl can be all this and more, just like in real life.
For princesses, kitties or superheroes aged 2-5
Published October 18, 2011 by Harper Collins