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The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started [Kindle Edition]

Sanjay Nambiar
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie stumble upon a mysterious bag with magical tiaras inside, their lives change forever. They transform from regular girls into Super Duper Princess Heroes! Their new powers, however, come with strings attached. To keep the magic going, the girls need to help others, to work together as a team, and to always be humble about their abilities. Can these awesome girls rise to the challenge and help save the world? Can they prove that princesses are about courage and independence instead of just fancy dresses and glittering jewelry? You better believe they can! "The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started" is an important book for several reasons. The story conveys positive messages to young girls (independence, strength, teamwork, responsibility) while maintaining a context of fun and adventure. In a marketplace flooded with “princess” paradigms that are all about getting married and wearing fancy gowns, the Super Duper Princess Heroes delivers a refreshing perspective that can inspire girls to help change the world, instead of just waiting around to find their prince.


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About the Author

Sanjay Nambiar is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles. He is the author of "Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)," for which he won a Mom's Choice Silver Medal Award and a Gelett Burgess Gold Medal Award, as well as the award-winning "Remember the Stars" and "Still There?". He graduated from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA.

Product Details

  • File Size: 14236 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Umiya Publishing (August 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DFM7YCM
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "My Most Favorite Book - EVER!" September 19, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
My daughter LOVES books (which makes me very happy) and loves princesses ( which sometimes makes me cringe) but after reading this book she has chosen to be a superhero princess or superhero princess fairy mermaid or just plain superhero everyday since we got the book. I'm thrilled! And her and her two year old sister want to be superheroes for Halloween which is great since they've already made me scrap together superhero capes for them. easy, cheap halloween- sweet!

When we first got this book I was shocked because my four year old made me read it to her over and over again. I know this is common with some children but I've actually never had to do that before. My husband and I can't remember a book that we've ever read twice in a row except for maybe Midnight Moon when she was very small and probably stalling to stay awake. I read this book to her SEVEN times in a row!!! SEVEN TIMES! For me, this is unheard of! She actually made me use different voices and even made me sing the book to her in order to keep hearing it! I only stopped because my husband came home and had to take over :) I have never - NEVER- seen her so mesmerized with a book - and we have a rather large library. I know she initially took interest in the book because of the princess theme but after the first reading I could tell she "got it" which made me eager to keep reading the book. In her words, verbatim: " mommy this is my most favorite book ever!"

Obviously if she could write a review it would be glowing and she would give "Super Duper Princess Heroes" a million zillion stars. But since I am writing the review and am constrained by adult rules, I can only recommend it as highly as possible.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Empower our little girls October 2, 2013
By KarenN
Format:Hardcover
I had the opportunity to review one of Sanjay's other books titled Maybe in the past and was excited to view his new title introducing The Super Duper Princess Heroes. This book features three girls named Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie who start this story by playing in the woods and find a mysterious silver bag. It has three glittering tiaras in it that when placed on their heads, give them each a different super power. This is kind of a mouthful, but a Fairy Teacher Mother Superstar Queen named Betty appears and explains why the three girls have been given their special powers and what qualities they must retain to keep their powers; working together, being humble, and helping others.

Sanjay wrote this book to help girls feel empowered and to show that princesses were not just about fancy gowns and sparkly gems. They are instead courageous and independent. He was inspired by his six-year-old twin daughters to write this book.

I read this book to my 6-year-old and she loved the story. With this title being "How it All Started", I hope more in a series will follow. I liked the balance of the beautiful princesses with sharing a positive message in The Super Duper Princess Heroes. Little girls, be inspired to make a difference in your world.

I received a copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Duper for Girls October 16, 2013
Format:Hardcover
My 3 year old daughter is just entering the princess phase. As a parent, I realize that it is just a phase and it will be over soon. I grew up loving the fairytales but I do I struggle with the messages Disney princess stories promote. So, I look for ways to show how princesses can be strong, independent and confident. The Super Duper Princess books are a great way to show my daughter that princesses, not only dress up and go to fancy balls but also, help friends and work together to make a difference.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Girls rule! November 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the perfect book to empower your little princess and to let her know that she doesn't have to wear fluffy pink with glittery flecks or rely on a man to rescue or marry her ... why? ... because she is quite capable of having amazing adventures on her own and of saving the world all by herself, thank you very much.

This great book centres around three ordinary girls who are given magical powers when they stumble upon a strange, silver bag while playing in the woods. They discover the mysterious bag contains three glittering tiaras with supernatural powers. When Kinney, Oceana, and Sammie place these tiaras on their heads, their regular clothes turn into amazing gowns and they receive super powers that change them into Super Duper Princess Heroes. They find out that they are chosen because of their kind and gentle hearts and each girl is given a special gift to use to save others around them who desperately need help. Ah, but as Spiderman was told by his wise uncle Ben, " With great power comes great responsibility." The stipulations of keeping these powers are: the girls have to all agree to help others, agree to work as a team, and never, ever brag or boast about their special abilities to anyone. Once the tiaras are in place, the magic surges through and around the girls and they are ready to make a difference in their world.

The illustrations are cartoonish, whimsical and kid-friendly. The colour pallet is vibrant and quirky. The positive message imparted to your little girl is that a girl can be a heroine, she can save the day, and she can be strong and and independent.

The author sums it up perfectly when he says: "I want to break down the existing princess paradigm of weak female role models and replace it with something more empowering. Girls should know that they don't need a prince to save them, but rather they can save the prince! Amen!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy little girl
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I want to be like one of those girls. I really liked the story. I like the purple tiara and want the bag to be real. Read more
Published 4 days ago by LaWanda Lilly
4.0 out of 5 stars very Cute
My girls loved it. Great girl power message. I thought the story was sweet and quite appropriate for the age range.
Published 6 days ago by J. Rawlins
5.0 out of 5 stars Madalene Ray says this is a good story
She thought it was too short but she likes the idea of having super powers and Madalene Ray would love to be able to fly. She also looks amazing in tiaras.
Published 8 days ago by Twinkles
4.0 out of 5 stars cute story
My dAughter loved it,she makes me read twice in each sitting.And I liked that shows little girls that they can take care of theirselfs.
Published 16 days ago by Elisa carter
5.0 out of 5 stars sweet
My 4 year old loved it... Sweet book with a good story. Thank you for the story. We enjoyed it.
Published 17 days ago by Susan Chron
1.0 out of 5 stars It could have been good. But it turned out to be feminist garbage
It could have been good. But it turned out to be feminist garbage. Girls can be empowered and encouraged without boy bashing. Read more
Published 20 days ago by R. Egbert
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Duper Princess Hereos
My 4 year old enjoyed the book. She really enjoyed Oceana and Kinney. She wants to fly and run fast like them.
Published 26 days ago by Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I like to have a few of these stories on my ...
Another cute story for the younger set. As I have said before, I like to have a few of these stories on my Kindle for when my granddaughters want a story from my "ebook" as... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Grace B. McMann
5.0 out of 5 stars great book
My 3.5 yr old said, "can we watch that again?" While I appreciate the independence the girls have, I think it could be taught without denigrating marriage. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Emily
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More About the Author

Sanjay Nambiar grew up in Carson, CA, where he overcame a gang- and drug-riddled environment with the help of a closely-knit family and a focus on education. He graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley, with degrees in Economics and Neurobiology, and earned an M.B.A. from UCLA. He now is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles, CA. Through his books, Sanjay hopes to inspire readers and convey positive messages to kids. He won a Mom's Choice Awards Silver Medal and a Gelett Burgess Children's Book Awards Gold Medal for his debut book, "Maybe (A Little Zen for Little Ones)". He also is the author of the award-winning "Still There? (A Little Zen for Little Ones)" and "Remember the Stars (A Little Zen for Little Ones)". In 2013, Sanjay published "The Super Duper Princess Heroes: How It All Started," a picture book that subverts the princess paradigm and encourages girls to be empowered while retaining the cuteness of the princess aesthetic.


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