From School Library Journal
PreS-K-In this slight story, a princess follows her kitten, tangled in yarn, all around the house and into the garden until the kitten finds his mother. Preschoolers will be drawn to the cover of this book, resplendent with a glittery, hot pink-colored string of yarn created with puffy-textured ink. The kitten winds his way throughout the pages, upsetting dishes and eluding capture, to the warm conclusion. Rhymed couplets and large font will aid those children who may be just beginning to read. While this book is not a first purchase, many children will be tickled pink with Princess Penelope's fuschia tutu and polka-dot boots to match.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VAα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journal. LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Princess Penelope is bored and unable to attract the attention of her mother and father, who are knitting and reading, respectively. Penelope decides to make friends with the kitten who has become tangled in the queen’s yarn. The kitten immediately runs away from the young princess, prompting a chase through the castle and grounds. Murray’s stylized, brightly colored illustrations and buoyant rhymes will delight young readers and make for an enjoyable read-along experience, as they trace the raised lines of the pink, glittery yarn up and down stairs, under tables, and through hedge mazes, entangling butlers, chefs, maids, and gardeners as Penelope is hot on the trail of the runaway kitten. The explanation for the kitten’s adventure (he’s looking for his mother) brings this charming story to a satisfying conclusion. Fans of the Disney princesses, Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy books and Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious series will adore Princess Penelope and her mischievous kitten. Preschool-Grade 1. --Magan Szwarek