Princess Peepers

This week I am reviewing a book I found recently at the library called “Princess Peepers.”  This was an adorable book about real life situations, kind of, written by Pam Calvert and illustrated by Tuesday Mourning.

Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert, illustrated by Tuesday Mourning

Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert, illustrated by Tuesday Mourning

The book starts out showing us a princess that absolutely loves her wide collection of glasses.  She had all kinds of fancy glasses, a pair for every occasion.

Everything changes when she attends the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses.  The princesses in attendance make fun of her “spectacles” and make her feel horrible.

She decides to go without her glasses to try and fit in and ends up running into many hairy situations.

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At one point Princess Peepers falls out a window onto what she thinks is a horse.  She of course cannot see it well without her glasses.  It ends up being the prince!!  She explains she can’t see him without her glasses, and low and behold he wears glasses too.  They wed and and everyone lives happily ever after!

The happy couple!

The happy couple!

I really like this book.  I liked how it covers how a child might feel if they have glasses and go somewhere where they encounter criticism.  This is real life and very tough for children.  Even though she loved her glasses she wanted to fit in more and so she goes without them.  Again I feel this is very true to life.  I appreciated in the end that she, above all the other girls, ended up getting the prince.  It just goes to show you that being yourself in life will get you where you want to go!


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