- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: KD Talent LLC; 1st edition (2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615395945
- ISBN-13: 978-0615395944
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,523,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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My Princess Boy (A mom's story about a young boy who loves to dress up.) Paperback – 2010
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With many black fathers still not understanding that not all little boys dream of firetrucks and footballs, not all little girls dream of Barbie dolls and easy bake ovens, Dyson could have so easily have been a sad statistic on the news about a child who couldn't take it anymore (or brutalized by an angry father trying to make him more manly). No, Dyson's spirit wasn't crushed. Instead, Dyson will never doubt his parents love and support for whatever it is he does with his life. And what more could any kid ask?
Dyson's future looks bright! The fact the 'My Princess Boy' exists means a brighter future for all little boys and girls who are unapologetically unique. I'm more proud of this mother and father than I can even express. This book is a precious little gem. It should be in every grade school across the country. ~
author of Dancing With The Devil
I applaud author and mother Cheryl Kilodavis for writing such an important and beautiful book. Kids learn stereotypes at a very young age. When we put someone in a stereotypical role, out the door goes acceptance and understanding and in comes judgment and division.
My Princess Boy is an encouraging story that helps kids not take part in stereotyping behavior. One of the important parts of this book is when the put-downs and teasing happen. It's very hurtful. Right away students said, "That is not okay to bully him!"
The author writes:
If you see a Princess Boy...
Will you laugh at him?
Will you call him a name?
Will you play with him?
Will you like him for who he is?
WOW. Powerful. I didn't even have to create discussion questions. They are right there in the pages. I'm so thankful I am able to use literature like this to break down stereotypes. Lets connect kids now at a young age so they don't have to experience pain or hurt each other as they grow up. It doesn't matter if boys like pink, if girls play with trucks, or if boys want to play with dolls. All that matters is that we are loved, respected, and accepted for who we are inside and out.
I have to say there were a few things that I really had a problem with regarding this book. The first and most obvious one was that none of the characters in this book have faces illustrated. Not only that sort of creep me out, I really couldn't for the life of me understand WHY faces were not drawn onto the bodies. If that was lost on ME, I have to think that it is lost on the children who read it.
The other thing i had a problem with was that this book was clearly written by a mom who loves and adores and supports her kid. While that message is endearing and wonderful, again, I have to wonder whether kids would find it interesting at all to basically be reading a MOTHER'S story. It would have been so much more "relatable" to a child who is going through this if the book was written from the child's perspective. If I were a kid, I'd kind of be like "Who cares what you think, Mom? It means nothing to ME." Kids are still developmentally speaking living in their own experiences from their own perspectives. So in that regard, I think this book WILDLY missed the mark.
I have this book in my library, along with several others, which I have similar criticisms about. I would just love it if someone would write a book FROM A KID'S PERSPECTIVE (NOT a penguin's or a ducks, or a...) about what it's like to live outside the norms of society. Hm.. maybe that will be my next project!
In a picture book that is fundamentally about acceptance, validation, and normalizing the transgender experience for young children, it is so disappointing to have illustrations like this. These faceless pictures take away from the humanity of the characters and distort them into less-than-human looking entities. This is in stark contrast with the superb story itself. I wish there was a way for the author to republish her work with new illustrations that match the many strengths of the narrative.
I cannot use this book with my clients. Instead I'll use books such as Be Who You Are, by Jennifer Carr, and I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful story! My girls loved it. They are 7. They thought the main character was so cute and wished he lived near them so they could play with him.Published 3 days ago by City Vegan
Read to my preschool class. They were very receptive and showed a lot of empathy.Published 16 days ago by Carol J. Garcia
We were first introduced to this book at our church. (Which is a very liberal church.) My daughter and I loved this book. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
There is a lot to love about this story, and I so enjoy the illustrations. I feel this book is a good tool to help communicate acceptance from a parental standpoint (which can... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Stephan Hokanson
Still searching for a book about princess boys that doesn't introduce elements of shame. This book is no different. Read morePublished 3 months ago by EmilyWedick
My son loves this book- and I hold back my happy tears. Now he knows there are others who are like him and that he is loved:)Published 3 months ago by Beck