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Princess Peepers Picks a Pet Hardcover – March 1, 2011

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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1st - 3rd
  • Lexile Measure: AD610L (What's this?)
  • 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
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,532,488 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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This has to be one of my favorite "Princess" books that we've ever read. I have 3 young girls, and their names are Jasmine, Ariel and Bella. Yes, Princesses. So, naturally, they love all things Princess, as most young girls do. As a parent, though, the theme gets old quickly. Hooray for "Princess Peepers"!

Unlike our traditional Princess tale about glamazon girls who are full of themselves, this story is about a pretty, though quirky Princess-in-training who attends a Princess school. She's different and she doesn't care. Sometimes the other Princesses make fun of her or tell her that she doesn't do things "right". She gets a little offended each time, but goes right on being herself while trying to find a way to do so and still participate with her friends.

So when her Princess school is hosting a pet contest, she realizes she needs a pet. That's when the fun begins. The "other" Princesses aren't that fond of her choices and let her know it. Finally, when she is running out of time, she goes searching the woods for a pet, but trips and loses her glasses. One animal takes a liking to her and wants to be her pet for the show. She's thrilled and so is her pet. But it's not like any other pet in the show.

My girls were delighted with this story and so am I. Hooray for a Princess who breaks the stereotype.
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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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My five-year-old daughter has been wearing glasses for close to a year. Although she's not self-conscious about it, she recognizes that none of her friends wear glasses and she's always excited when she sees another kid (real or in a book or movie) who wears glasses just like her. "Princess Peepers Picks a Pet" is a fun little book for young girls who fancy themselves a princess and also who wear glasses. Of course, I'm sure that anyone can enjoy this humorous story and colorful illustrations, but it was especially meaningful for my daughter since, like the heroine, she wears glasses herself.

Princess Peepers is a bit of an outcast, especially when she wants to enter non-fluffy animals in the pet show. During her search for the perfect pet, she looses her glasses (an occasional problem at our house), which causes her to enter not a unicorn but something else entirely. It's worth noting that this will take a little longer than five minutes to read through before bed, so allow one should allow some extra time. But it's worth it, as this is a sweet and meaningful book for my own Princess Peepers.
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