Saturday, May 10, 2014

Kid Konnection: The Very Fairy Princess Graduation Girl! & Giveaway

Every Saturday, I host a feature called Kid Konnection -- a regular weekend feature about anything related to children's books. This week, I'm going to share with you an adorable picture book that's perfect for this time of year!

Summary: The end of the school year is here, and Very Fairy Princess Gerry is getting ready to graduate! She always loves a celebration, but can't help but feel a little sad as she empties her cubby, takes down her art projects, and says goodbye to her class pet, Houdini the hamster. She's also a little nervous about leaving Miss Pym... what if her new teacher doesn't let Gerry wear her wings and crown? Change can be hard, even for a fairy princess! Thankfully, she realizes that new things can bring their own sparkle. 

From the mother-daughter team of Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton comes another delightful story in the #1 New York Times best-selling Very Fairy Princess series. -- Little Brown Books for Young Readers

The latest installment in the #1 New York Times best-selling Very Fairy Princess series by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton is now available. It's called THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS GRADUATION GIRL!, and it's certain to delight fans of Princess Gerry.

In THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS GRADUATION GIRL!, Princess Gerry is approaching the end of the school year; and while she's always excited to celebrate, she's finding that graduation is a little bittersweet. As her teacher takes down their art projects and cleans out the classroom, Gerry isn't so sure she wants to leave behind Miss Pym for a new teacher. The new teacher might not understand Gerry and be a fan of her princess gear!

Gerry learns that change can be new and interesting, and that the next school year has the potential to be even more fun that the current one!

I loved THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS GRADUATION GIRL! Of course, it didn't hurt that it was written by the mother/daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton since I adore all things Julie Andrews.

Both of my children are well past the age for picture books, so I wasn't familiar with this series, but I have to say that I quickly became a fan of Princess Gerry. She is just precious! In addition, the illustrations by Christine Davenier are the perfect complement to the story. Little girls will especially love the cover which has iridescent glitter on it!

I still am attracted to princess stories and sparkles, so THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS GRADUATION GIRL! was right up my alley. However, it was the messages in the story that really made it special. I love how young readers will see Gerry's fear of change, and also how Gerry eventually realizes that change can be exciting. I think many youngsters will be able to relate to Gerry and learn from her story!

For more information about the book, you can visit The Very Fairy Princess website or follow Little, Brown Kids on Twitter and Facebook.

THE VERY FAIRY PRINCESS is so darn cute and perfect to help kids transition from the end of the school year to the new one. Highly recommended!

Thanks to the publisher for providing a review copy of this book.

Giveaway alert: Two (2) winners each receive a copy of The Very Fairy Princess: Graduation Girl! To enter, just fill out the form below before May 23rd at 11:59 pm. EST. I will randomly select and notify the winners the following day. This giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing & samples courtesy of Little, Brown. Good luck!
If you'd like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children's books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, please leave a comment as well as a link below with your name/blog name and the title of the book! Feel free to grab the little button too!

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

That sounds very cute!