From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-Princess Minuette is sent to stay with her uncle, Horace the Horrible, until her father recovers from the flu. When she wails for her daddy, Horace tries to comfort her by slaying a dragon, vanquishing an army, and saving a damsel in distress. However, none of his heroic deeds turns out quite as planned, and, in spite of all his attempts to make her feel better, Minuette still misses her father. What's a brave knight to do? The child provides the answer: she needs a hug. But can Horace the Horrible doff his armor and risk his reputation for one small girl? His answer surprises both of them. This is a rollicking, humorous tale, complemented by watercolor-and-pencil illustrations that are sure to set children giggling, particularly the picture of Horace in his long johns. Minuette's expressions are priceless, and her unruly hair and determination are reminiscent of Pippi Longstocking. The many full-page spreads paired with the sidesplitting text make this a fun read for storytime sharing. Audiences will be delighted as the gruff, intimidating knight is foiled and eventually defeated by a diminutive red-headed princess who knows her own mind.Laurie Edwards, West Shore School District, Camp Hill, PA
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Koller is a Marshall Cavendish author.