Friday, 1 May 2015

Princess Poppy: Storytelling Princess by Janey Louise Jones (Children's, Picture book, 10E/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

Cute and girly cover + illustrations!
 February 2015, Picture Corgi, 32 pages, Paperback, Review 
Poppy and her friends dress up as their favourite fictional characters to celebrate reading week. Poppy becomes Alice in Wonderland, Honey is Little Red Riding Hood, Sweetpea is Cinderella and Mimosa is the Little Mermaid.

But Poppy is so distracted by thoughts of fairytales and fantasy that she forgets all about her special book presentation -- what will Miss Mallow say?

Nayu's thoughts 
I can relate all too easily to Poppy getting carried away with one aspect of reading week and not getting stuck into reading her allocated book (although to be fair this would be for a different activity as I love reading). I enjoyed seeing which characters Poppy's friends pretended to be – as ever Janey's sweet detailed illustrations made me smile and spend time looking at them. 

It's all too easy to procrastinate from tasks which we know we have to and should be doing, when we can focus on other tasks which appear more enjoyable (until the task at hand gets tackled). I liked the way that the teacher helped Poppy. Poppy felt the guilt of not doing what she should have done, yet with a bit of helped realised why the book was recommended to her, and grew as a person from the experience of not doing her homework. 

Find out more on Princess Poppy's dedicated website 

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