"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."
"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!