The Secret Lives of Princesses: 10/13/12
The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeier is presented as an encyclopedia to all things princess. It includes biographies of princesses, like Claire Voyant, Tangra-La, and Babbling Brooke to name a few. There are also pages about castles, elephants (for travel) and other miscellany.
For each entry there is a gorgeous, intricate and whimsical illustration. These paintings are so amazing that we could only get through about five pages a night as we were spending most of our time examining each page.
I originally checked this book out to read to my daughter before bed. She was going through a phase where the only books she wanted to read were princess stories. What I didn't expect was to have my son joining us for story time. He loved the book as much as she did.