Told in rhyme, this is a lovely tale about kindness and helping others- and being true to your talents!
On top of the world where the icy winds blow,
A beautiful palace grows out of the snow...
And here lives bright, brainy and creative Princess Eliza, who has never left its walls, but busies herself every day making things. Sadly, she has no friends and so, in an attempt to make some, goes to find whoever is making the smoke she can see. This leads to a Christmas adventure where her super making-skills are put to the test and she saves the day!
Perfect for the festive season, The Princess and the Christmas Rescue is beautifully illustrated. The children at school who I shared this with comented on how bright and appealing the pictures are. The elves (Bertie and Gertie, Felix and Fred, Pixie and Dixie, Nora and Ned, the biggest, Gordon and the smallest, Nell) were a huge hit; their expressive faces and antics made the children laugh.
The children also enjoyed the story very much, loving the idea that a princess would be so good at making things and helping others! They agreed that she was the sort of friend that they would all like! They loved the ending and had lots of good ideas for things that Eliza might invent next!
One of a series of 'Princess Adventures', The Princess and the Christmas Rescue is really enjoyable. A very happy mixed-age group of children gave it a huge thumbs up- and you can't argue with that!
The Princess and the Christmas Rescue by Caryl Hary, illustrated by Sarah Warburton
Nosy Crow ISBN: 978-0857637079