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I want my daughter to be a Princess.... I want my daughter to be a Queen.... I want my daughter to be a Carpenter.... I want my daughter to be an Aeronautical engineer.... I want her to be beautiful and brave and kind and the best at whatever it is that she chooses to be. I want her to know that she can do any, or all, of these things without a Prince having to climb in through a window and kiss or save her...... She will be the ruler of her own destiny!
Thank you Mark for helping us show her exactly 'What a Princess REALLY Looks Like'!!!!!!!
I loved this book ! It’s simple, creative, cute and shares a great message. I love all the attributes that Chloe finds important and that the princess doesn’t have to be perfect. My favourite part is that the princess has lots of smarts. My son loved the part where Chloe used her voice to tell her friend when something was wrong. Great job, Mark !!!!
I have 2 daughters, and the oldest (4) is a bit of a girly tomboy. She loves wearing dresses, but is obsessed with Star Wars, ninjas, superheroes, and villains. Princesses have never really been her thing, unless you count a brief infatuation with Merida and Moana (who isn't a princess).
This book is a game-changer, even for her! She was a bit hesitant to read it at first, but as soon as we got into it, she asked for it over and over again. She sleeps with it in her bed every night now so she can "read" it herself until she falls asleep. She calls it her "Chloe book". I love this book because it is really empowering for young girls. It's changing the princess narrative and helps define not only what it means to be a leader, but how a girl can be a leader. My absolute favorite part is when Chloe is drawing the mouth and says that a princess needs a mouth to say kind words, but to also speak up when something is wrong. As a parent of young girls I can't stress the importance of this enough to them.
I love this book because it found a low key way of showing girls how to be strong without simply being a narrative/biography of other strong women in history and their incredible accomplishments. We have a lot of books like that, and while important, the history lesson can be a bit dry for small kids. This book is different because it shows how every girl can be strong in every day life by simply being self confident. That's something I struggled with as a kid. Female confidence was always viewed as vanity and a lack of humility. It took my until my adulthood to realize that I even had any sort of confidence, that it wasn't at all tied into looks, and that being confident isn't a bad thing. I don't want my girls to grow up the same way. I like that the book highlights that an imperfection doesn't mean something was a mistake or that a bump in the road means the journey must come to an end.
If you have kids, please read this book to them.
Also, Chloe has 2 dads. This was our first venture into an official LGBTQ+ book for kids (we are a mom/dad household), and our girls didn't bat an eye. It was a good, casual reinforcement of our lesson about marrying someone who is kind and makes your heart happy.
Highly, Highly recommend. The author does an incredible job of re-designing the 'whys' of wanting to be a princess. Chloe is a great role model for young girls (and boys) as she recognizes and builds upon what makes a person 'royal'. My five year old son was reluctant to read the book at first, "I don't like Princesses!" However, as we continued to read, he became more engaged and by the time we were finished he was sitting in my lap wanting to read it again. Go Chloe! Go Girls!
I loved this storybook. Guess, you can tell it is a great read – with the reviews it has gotten. It is a well-written creation and easy read. What little girl doesn’t think about being a princess in their tender years? I know I did! And this little beauty will take them to that precious land. Certain, little ones will adore having this beauty on their bookshelf. What a fantastic book cover look. The author has done a great job in creating this children’s book. BTW, I adored the characters’ designs – very colorful and full of life. Kudos, to you, Mark Loewen!
My little girl absolutely adores princesses, which is great and all... but a lot of portrayals of princesses manage to effectively convey only that a princess is someone who wears pretty dresses and tiaras. Certainly these things are fun, but I appreciated that this story took us through the thought process of Chloe as she realized that princesses a quite a bit more than the pretty dress and crown! A fun story and definitely a bedtime reading staple in our house!