What do you get when you combine an award winning author and an exciting adventure? An awesome tale of humour, heroism and fun, that's what. All rolled up with great illustrations in this enchanting children's novel.
Sir Princess Petra's Mission is book 3 in the series about a princess who would rather mess about with dragons than do embroidery (I'm with her on that score!).
For those of you new to the Pen Pieyu Adventures here is the blurb:
Sir Princess Petra has already attained her knighthood in the Kingdom of Pen Pieyu and her non-princess-like talent certificate from Talent School, neither of which pleases her father and mother, the king and queen.
This was the first book in the series I have read and while it is easy to read as a stand alone, I would recommend reading the series as well. So my first impressions were: I love the illustrations and the cool page borders; the hand drawn map was simplistic, but it looks like something the princess would have drawn, so that suits the story. The large print and short chapters were great for engaging young readers. My main issue was having to wade through to page 28 to get to the story. Maybe some of those endorsements could be moved to the back.
I enjoyed the names such as 'Boogey Gobees' and 'Prince Norton Nastybum' and my favourite saying is 'Thanks the crab gods!' 'I am glorious with hobnobbyish delight' is phrase I will endeavour to utilise more often myself in every day conversation. ;-) I love the way Snarls is sarcastic and funny and he gives PP a reality check after her below-par singing.
I do wonder the cause of the national obsession with onions. Ewww! Breath mints must be in constant use there. I was rather more amused by the food fight, for that is a much more worthy tradition in my humble opinion.
So, I would recommend you suck on an onion (actually that bit is optional), but definitely go out and grab a copy of Sir Princess Petra's Mission and help solve the mystery of the 'car-panthers.'
Thanks to the author for sending me a copy of this entertaining book to review.
Sir Princess Petra's Talent - The Pen Pieyu Adventures book awards: 2014 Reader's Favorite International Award; 2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award; 2015 Children's Literary Classics "Seal of Approval"; 2015 Children's Literary Classics Book Award.
Sir Princess Petra's Mission - The Pen Pieyu Adventures (book 3), released in January, 2016.
Grammar for Kids and Dragons, an easy-to-understand grammar book for middle-grade children (dragons and adults too), will have all of the Pen Pieyu characters explaining the grammar lessons making this an easy and fun read, forthcoming 2016.
Sir Princess Petra's Mission on Amazon