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The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate: 12/15/19
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham is the fifth in the series of picture books about a monster fighting princess who dresses remarkably like Zorro. This time Princess Magnolia is on a playdate with Princess Sneezewort.
Like so many heroes, trouble follows. While they are having fun, a monster is terrorizing people in the nearby public park. Both Princesses done their uniforms (in secret) and manage to fight the monster.
This particular monster takes after Princess Sneezewort and is very good at hiding in plain sight. It seems only the local pets can see him.
As always, the tension between being a hero, being a princess, and keeping the secret, a secret, is taken to further and further extremes. I am still hoping that Magnolia and Sneezewort can someday tell each other their secret identities. Surely they would both be better and more effective if they could share?
The sixth book is The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare.