“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!
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
Simple watercolor illustrations loosely fill the cream-colored pages with Princess Jill’s antics. It’s a fun tale of acceptance and unconventional talents that is suitable for storytimes or one-on-one reading.---Booklist
With its soft colors and Jill's fluffy blonde hair and all that physicality, this picture book just might provide a good reminder to let youngsters alone as they navigate their physical space and that sitting around quietly might not appeal to everyone.---Goodreads-Barbara Ward
The expressions on the faces of the other characters really shows their exasperation with the wild princess, and I love how vivid the illustrations are. They combine black and white lines with colored-in portions of the art that focus the attention on one aspect of the scene, and the background remains black and white. I just loved the cartoony style. There is a silliness in the art that is perfectly juxtaposed with the elegance of the palace and the elaborate attire of the refined king and queen.
Everything about this book is completely adorable!---Books For MKs