The list author says: "I like picture books that make sense and aren't just a way to advertise to children. I like beautiful, detailed artwork and peaceful plots. I especially look for books that have these themes: -acceptance of all emotions -diverse family structures -defying genders stereotypes -promoting nonviolent solutions to problems and relationship building skills"
"This book is pretty much my model for how picture books should be. The illustrations are gorgeous, the plot is tight and witty, and the main character is a strong, clever female protagonist. In the end, the king is so pleased he offers her his own hand in marriage. To which the protagonist responds, "Why don't you make me prime minister instead.""
"I love this book! A well crafted poem matched with well crafted illustrations. Like most of Frazee's work, the illustrations capture telling and touching moments in each character drawn. This book is about the connections between family members, friends, townspeople, and the world. Wonderful."
"This book is about the excitement and risk of a new experience. The main strength is in the illustrations, which tell a story for each person on the roller coaster. Marla Frazee's art is diverse, realistic, and detailed."
"This book is a good balance for children suffering from Princess Syndrome. Dozens of princess are described in detail, beautiful and ugly, smart and ignorant, boyish and girlish, good and evil, visible and invisible. However, I do have big problems with the transphobia modeled in the story of "Prince S.""