Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sir Princess Petra-The Pen Pieyu Adventures

Written by Diane May Robinson
Illustrated by Samantha Kickingbird
published by Tate Publishing
Available on Amazon (see link at right)

How I do love fantasy.  And children's books. Fortunately for me, this Edmonton, Alberta writer cooks up both here. The recipe for her book not only includes those two favored genres, but also lots of onions, some mushrooms, and a good dose of humor that makes this an even more appealing story that it already is. Have you ever noticed how a girl will show courage in many situations that a boy will not? This isn't always the case, but it is here. Petra the young princess decides to pursue knighthood, and when given the three obstacles to choose from that would qualify her as such, (one involving the aforementioned onions) she chooses the scariest of all, an encounter with the local dragon. This results in an unlikely friendship and teammate.  My favorite part is when the princess and dragon encounter a particularly mildewy prince from another kingdom that is always wet. Petra's reason for inviting him to come travel her lands is hilarious.  I also loved the illustrations of the knight armor Petra was fitted with.  She is like a comical Joan of Arc of the young reader's world. This book is part of a series and I am eager to read and bring you a review of the sequel in the days to come.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Matthew, for your gracious words about my book. Glad you enjoyed it.