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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1st - 3rd
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Two Lions (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761458158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761458159
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #723,509 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"It's safe to say that Peepers curtsies to a different drummer...It's a light regal romp, forgoing the need for any extra pomp or circumstance." 
--Kirkus Reviews

"Given how syrupy Princess tales can be, Princess Peepers is treat...The language in the tale is lively and Tuesday Mourning's bright graphic digital collage illustrations fit this perfectly perky princess." --Children's Literature

"For little girls clamouring for all things princess, this book has a fun spin on traditional princesses.  The cartoon illustrations are charming and worth flipping through themselves." --The Bewitched Librarian

"Peepers is irreverent enough to please tomboys but princess-y enough for the princess-obsessed."
--The Horn Book Guide to Children's and Young Adult Books

"Pam Calvert's fun story is a delightful sequel to her earlier book, Princess Peepers, which also celebrates the value of being oneself."-- SPL Shelflife

K-Gr 2 Princess Peepers and her oversize specs return for another misadventure. This time, the nonconforming protagonist needs to find a pet to enter in the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses pet show. Her stuck-up classmates reprimand Peepers when she brings a bee and a frog to school, so she heads to the forest in search of a cuddly animal. When she accidentally trips and loses her glasses, she stumbles upon what she thinks is a flying unicorn. Her find turns out to be a dragon that wins the Most Unusual Pet Award. The predictable story is accompanied by colorful spreads that alternate with episodic drawings containing lots of white space. The stylized characters are drawn with skinny arms and legs topped by huge heads that allow Princess Peepers s snobby classmates to show their distaste via their annoyed facial expressions. --School Library Journal, April, 2011

From the Author

I'm always influenced by people around me, especially my children. My youngest daughter absolutely LOVES pets and that's what inspired me to write about Peepers getting the perfect pet!

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I think this will be a regular bed time book for her!
Uh Oh
Princess Peepers Picks A Pet is a fun story about a girl who doesn't quite seem to fit in at the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses.
N. Cousino
This book was cute, my 4.5 year old daughter and I both enjoyed it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael L. Knapp VINE VOICE on July 18, 2013
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When this book arrived several of the children in our preschool/daycare were in the process of getting pets. While a couple got dogs & cats, several others, while wanting a dog or cat, because of their home situations their families were looking for non traditional pets. This story particularly interested those children & seemed to open them up to the idea of a non traditional pet. One aspect of this book that held all their attention were the illustrations. The drawing on this book are a notch above standard children's book & much inhanced the children's book experiance. Most highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Maupin VINE VOICE on July 17, 2013
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What a precious book! To begin, this is really a quality book. To a book lover, this is a real treause. The seams are sewn. The pages are thick stock paper, and the graphics are so colorful.

The message is wonderful, and I am so happy to see the average child get to be the hero in these new books. It is so important because in other media venues, the message is so dumb downed.

This book would make a wonderful gift that will las many many years
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By McBean VINE VOICE on July 15, 2013
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A parent should be aware that the book begins with a hero. The book begins with a little girl of challenged self-esteem. This book is her personal journey of strength. I liked that. My three year old niece loved the illustrations, and loved that Princess Peepers wore glasses and was proud of them! In the process, she finds the perfect "friend"' And also, we loved that she liked frogs! I would recommend this book for four year olds and up.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Uh Oh VINE VOICE on July 1, 2013
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This book was very cute! It has lots of pictures and I thought was a super cute story. I read it to my 6 month old and she had smiles on her face while I read this to her. I think this will be a regular bed time book for her!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Michener VINE VOICE on March 18, 2014
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A great story / message. Well-written. Fun illustrations. Quality construction (this book is well-made!)

It's teaches us that it's okay to be different, but also doesn't glamorize it. Be who you really are, and be proud of it!

Also, if you have a little kidder who wants a cat, a dog or even a horse - but you don't - it'll help them understand that "traditional" pets aren't the only option. It's a good conversation starter, and will cause children to think a second time.

Grandma Deb and grand daughter Clara Kate told me to mention that it's on their Top 10 list!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cuppycakes808 on February 17, 2014
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Princess Peepers Picks a Pet is mainly about a little girl who was trying to fit in at school. My six year old was able to read this book without any trouble and to understand it as well. I think she was mostly able to relate to it because it used an example that most girls can familiarize themselves with. Princess Peepers made it up in her mind that she was not going to sit back and just help behind the scenes at this pet show, but that she was going to go out and get herself a pet worthy of being in this pet show as well. At first she had a bug and the other "girly princesses" deemed that one unworthy she went on a pet hunt. Second, she came back with a frog and after the other "girly princesses" deemed that an unworthy pet she went hunting for another pet. I got that she was desperately trying to fit in with the in crowd which is what many girls especially young girls tend to do without even really realizing that they are going through extreme measures to have the in crowds "approval". Finally after losing her glasses she stumbles upon a dragon, but she thinks it is a unicorn she thinks this is a perfect pet. Even after flying into the pet show with her dragon Princess Peepers is still thinking in her head "Will the princesses like my pet?''. In the end she did win a prize and realized that it was a dragon after receiving another pair of glasses. I do recommend it for little school aged princesses because I think that sometimes its not always just about fitting it, but you have to do what truly makes you happy as well. The illustrations are beautiful and attention keepers as well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich on August 5, 2013
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Princess Peepers Picks a Pet is less about a pet than the title implies, and more about being true to yourself. Two years later Disney did a (suspiciously similar) take on the story in Sofia the First's "Blue Ribbon Bunny" episode. Both taught my daughters the importance of being unpretentious over popular, and both were equally well received. Of course being a bibliophile myself I might be biased, but I'd say the book is better.

Also a kudos to Two Lions, the book's publisher. In an era of mass-produced, glued-together picture books which simply fall apart, Princess Peepers (both books) are very well made on acid-free high-gloss paper with a sewn spine so they can remain favorites for years. Thank you!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Cousino VINE VOICE on July 25, 2013
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Princess Peepers Picks A Pet is a fun story about a girl who doesn't quite seem to fit in at the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses. When Princess Peepers wants to participate in the upcoming pet show but doesn't have a pet, she learns that you don't have to always fit in with what everyone thinks is acceptable in order to be appreciated or have a good time.

This is a sweet story that does a good job of emphasizing that not fitting in is not a bad thing, encouraging children to find what works for them. While the story is about a 'Princess' it's not overly sappy, sweet or girly but still appealing to those who like that. The illustrations are bright and colorful, the story is well written, and the book is very well made. While this is a sequel book from the author, you do not have to have read the first book in order to enjoy this one.
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