My Princess Boy Hardback
Illustrated by Suzanne DeSimone
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 36 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 24/01/2011
- Category: Picture storybooks
- ISBN: 9781442429888
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Review by e.a.leonard
A very important book for any child that feels or is different, but should be proud of their individuality.
Review by hhuget
This picture book, written for a particularly young audience, tackles the issue of gender roles. The author of this story is the mother of a young boy, who enjoys wearing dresses and enjoys acting like a princess. Told from the mother's perspective, she describes both the acceptance and the bullying that has resulted from her son's identity and choices. The illustrations and simple language would make this an ideal read-aloud book, and could be used with a group of young children to introduce the themes of gender roles, acceptance, bullying and compassion.
Review by jjpionke
Revolving around a four year old boy who likes to dress up as a girl, Princess Boy is loved by his family but sometimes is made fun of by others. This is a story of tolerance and perception. Illustrations are done in watercolors on the pastel spectrum. Characters are people of color, though they are faceless which allows for easier character identification between the reader and the story. Language is easy to understand with words being medium large on the page. This is not a book for a child just learning to read, but is one for a child who has some vocabulary. A good storytime book, especially for boys who like girl things, there is a clear message of tolerance and acceptance. Highly Recommended.
Review by awakefield808
A great book for kids to see not all toys have to be boy and girl. Its ok to be different. This might be for older kids to understand the true meaning behind the book. Almost brought me to tears it was so sweet.
Review by TastefullyJReef
This is a book written about a very heavy subject of boys who like to play with girls things. This little boy loves dresses, and princesses. The author & illustrator made it so the boy had no face. I believe this was beneficial, because it allows any reader to imagine themselves or a friend in that place. Although this book may not be for everyone, it is essential that every child has a book that fits them. This book shows readers that whoever you are inside and out is special. It encourages others to be kind and accepting as well.
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