New year new book to read and the next book from Barefoot Books that I want to highlight is The Kite Princess written by Juliet Clare Bell, illustrated by Laura-Kate Chapman and narrated by Imelda Staunton.
If, like me you have mini princesses in your home then they will adore this beautifully illustrated book about a young girl who doesn’t want to sew and walk with books on her head to be a ‘proper’ princess like her parents insist. She wants to run and play and fly in the sky.
The story follows how, without disobeying her parents, she manages to follow her dream and shows them to look at life differently too.
My girls adore the colourful dresses in this book and the clever princess. They have also asked daddy for a kite!
We haven’t listened yet but the book does include a CD of the story narrated by Imelda Staunton, seeing as a recent addition to their bedroom is an old CD player that was kicking around, I might try leaving the CDs handy so they can listen and choose themsleves what they’d like to listen to.
The hardback version with CD costs £10.99 and the paperback plus CD costs £6.99. This book has definitely got my girls’ seal of approval
Disclosure: We were sent a copy of the book for the purpose of this review