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Review: Princesses Save the World

Princesses Save the World Princesses Save the World by Savannah Guthrie
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great book if your kids are princesses obsessed and you are tired of the usual princess stories. What starts off as a not-so-spectacular storybook turns into a lesson on the importance of bees, girls working together, and even chemistry. The racial diversity of the princesses gathered to save the world is lovely.

Parents often ask me what they can do to sustain their daugther's interest in science. This book might do just that! In order to relocate bees to a land where there are none, the princesses must create an alluring smell. This is when one of them hits the princess lab to create a perfume to lure bees. This is a great subplot to talk about the importance of science, but not in a heavy handed way! Maybe just reinforce that the princess is in a chemistry lab. Maybe a good time to buy your daughter a chemistry kit too?

Overall "Princesses Save the World" is a safe book about girls banding together to solve a problem. There is nothing radical or revolutionary in it. A great book to get for a birthday party when you know their parents are not hip to some of your feminist ways.

Disclaimer: I received this book from a publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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