“Your Majesties! Princess Jill never sits still!”
The castle has become very lively as of late. Little Princess Jill is like a hurricane, she comes and goes and suddenly everything is out of place or in shambles. The cook, the gardener, the nanny, and most of all, the Queen and King don’t know what to do about it…
Worst of all, one day they receive a letter from The Royal Family of Farawaylandia: they are coming to visit! Prince Pablo included!
If you’re tired of your average fairytale princess, you’ll love this tale by Margarita del Mazo and José Fragoso!El día en que nació la princesa Sara se acabó la tranquilidad en el palacio. El jardinero, la niñera, los camareros, la cocinera, y , sobre todo, los reyes, estaban desesperados… Pero ¿qué le pasa a la princesa?
This tale is told with verve and humor, and shows a happy kingdom with loving parents and a racially diverse populace. The playful caricature-like illustrations reminded me of the French illustrator Sempé, and sure enough, Sempé is listed on the author’s website as one of his influences. Ink with watercolors on a spare background keep the eye focused on the princess’s antics. From playing music on pots and pans, to tying a witch’s hair to the tail of a cat, there are lots of details that will make parents and kids giggle, and hopefully they will recognize that a kid just has to be a kid, princess or not!---Youth Services Book Review
31 Days 31 Lists. Bilingual Children's Books. There’s something I just find so enticing about unapologetically crazed characters. Princess Jill isn’t one for sitting still (something that more than one child and more than one adult will relate to). She’s not a bad kid, she just has an excess of energy. Swinging on chandeliers is the norm here, not the exception. Her distraught parents seek to cure her until, by the end, a fellow pair of royals with a similar kiddo point out how that energy can be used.---A Fuse #8 Production (An SLJ Blog)