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King & King: 11/15/10
Back when Harriet was in the middle of her pretty princess phase and wanted to read nothing by princess stories, I added King & King by Linda de Haan to mix.
King & King starts like any typical fairy tale. The Queen wants to step down but needs to see her son married first. So she invites all the eligible princesses from around the lands. Now if this were a typical story, he wouldn't pick a princess but he would pick a young lady, a local peasant girl.
Nope. Not this time. The prince picks a boy named Lee. But best of all, the Queen doesn't throw a stink. She doesn't even bat an eye. She loves her son and sees her problem solved. So the book ends with a wedding with all the princesses in attendance.
So why not five out five? I love the story. I love the positive message. But, I'm not keen on the artwork. It's just somewhat off. I'd love the see the book redone with different illustrations.