Jane Yolen

Some princesses dress in pink, though.

For a book that's clearly intended to show that not all princesses are the same, or girly, it sure seems obsessed with sparkly crowns. I wish there was at least one princess that didn't explicitly wear a sparkly crown in this book.


You don't have to wear pink to be a princess. Or, princesses can't wear pink.

Oh, go fly a kite!

It shows that even small people who are clever can be helpful. And small people are presumably the audience of this book.


Loyalty and tenacity will be rewarded.