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Friday, January 14, 2011

Book Review: The Rose Princess and the Special Gift

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2011

The Rose Princess and the Special Gift
Written by Mike de Vetter
Illustrated by Travis Orams

Yesterday, my son Phoenix and I both read The Rose Princess and the Special Gift for the first time together, and we both LOVED it! It's a bit wordy for a 2-year old, but it did hold his interest for pretty much the whole story, which really impressed me!

It's a story about a princess whose father gives her three gifts... but she ends up giving them all away instead of keeping them for herself. She was afraid that her father was going to be upset at her for giving all of her special gifts away, but he was very proud of her for choosing to share them instead of keeping them to herself. It's an amazing story that teaches children about generosity, tuning in to the feelings of others, and the joy of giving.

The story was well written, but what I really think held Phoenix's attention were the illustrations. They illustrations by Travis Orams were amazing and really brought this story to life! (Click on the photos in the post for more detailed images.)


You can order The Rose Princess and the Special Gift from:
http://www.amazon.com/Rose-Princess-Special-Gift/dp/1935265504/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294942087&sr=8-1
and
http://www.deepriverbooks.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=vetter

Thanks to Bring It On Communications for providing me with a copy of this book to review.

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