Most parents of two to three year olds will surely be aware of The Little Princess. She is used universally whilst potty training thanks to I want my potty! and always seems to raise giggles and sniggers from little ones when her stories are read aloud. I do enjoy reading them aloud, as I get to be loud and shouty and obnoxious! This treasury is a lovely collection, with a wide range of stories as well as some puzzles for slightly older toddlers thrown in too.
We see the princess going through a variety of different experiences, such as giving up her dummy, losing her first tooth, gaining a sibling and going to hospital. I particularly enjoyed I want to do it by myself for that is a common cry in our house, and my daughter’s favourite was I want TWO Birthdays, for obvious reasons! Tony Ross manages to capture both how little children think and feel in a way that is funny for both child and parent to read, and the topics he touches on are useful for day to day life with a tempestuous toddler!
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