Tuesday, December 1, 2009

All Things Kid Lit: Princess Hyacinth

Picture Book Pick of the Week:


Princess Hyacinth
by Florence Parry Heide
Pub: Schwartz & Wade
40 pages
Genre: Fiction






Poor Princess Hyacinth! If only she could run and play with the other children on the Palace Grounds. Why can’t she, you wonder? Well, because Princess Hyacinth has a problem—she floats!





Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009:
“Smith’s elegantly cartoonish brush-and-ink character survives an exhilarating scare involving a kite, a rescue and a newly formed friendship. Heide’s prose takes off just when Hyacinth does.”



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Star Tribune (MN)
November 30, 2009

Every Christmas season brings new volumes about the North Pole's most famous resident. The season's best picture books offer fresh takes on some familiar story lines.

 
Florida Times-Union
November 25, 2009

Readers expect to encounter Babar, Mike Mulligan, Madeline, Eloise, Curious George and Corduroy in a resource called "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up." However, any readers looking for fresh ideas will find it here, right next to the old guard.



8 comments:

Diane said...

These look like some wonderful childrens books; enjoy

Nymeth said...

Aw - I love the art for Princess Hyacinth!

farmlanebooks said...

I recently saw that 1001 Children's Books in a book shop - it is a very impressive book and I wanted to snap it up, but it was very expensive. There were some great ideas in in though, so I'll have to keep having a flick through it every time I'm in the library!

Veens said...

aww.. love Princess Hyacinth!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

We have PRINCESS HYACINTH and my younger kids love it ... hope to post a review by the weekend :)

I'm going to the bookstore tomorrow; will take a look at 1001 CHILDREN"S BOOKS.

celi.a said...

These look so good! Is it bad that I've never heard of them? Must go into the Children's section at the library more...

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Must. Have. Princess. Hyacinth. Book.....NOW. Am going to get this one for my daughter...thanks!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Must. Have. Princess. Hyacinth. Book.....NOW. Am going to get this one for my daughter...thanks!

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