Slater, D., & Docampo, V. (ill.) (2012). Dangerously ever after. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. ISBN: 9780803733749
Annotation: Princess Amanita loves all sorts of dangerous things, and she has the most dangerous garden around, full of prickly, sharp, hard and smelly things. So when Prince Florian introduces her to roses, a pretty flower with big thorns, she must have some.
Reaction: This book is adorable and silly and wonderful. Princess Amanita is a delightful, sassy princess who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty working in her garden. The dangerous plants in her garden are imaginative and sure to make readers giggle.
Docampo’s illustrations are lovely and the perfect complement to Slater’s story. The drawings capture Amanita’s spirit, and I love the Royal kitties who follow Amanita and Florian around.
This book is great for young readers, giving them a sort of silly story and a strong heroine who doesn’t conform to traditional expectations for princesses.
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