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The Journey of The Little Prince

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Originally written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince was published in 1943. Hailed as a notable work of fiction, the novella has gone on to inspire Corrine Delparte to write The Journey of the Little Prince in celebration of the 80th anniversary of the original piece of work. In this latest children’s picture book, the little prince finds himself bored on his own planet so decides to visit another, and another, and another. The reason for his multiple trips is a lack of appreciation for the people he comes across, spurring him to continue his journey.

This book was designed with 5–6-year-olds in mind. I thought some of the phrasing could have used simpler words for example ‘I command you…’ might have been replaced with ‘I am telling you,’ ‘amusing’ could have been swapped out for ‘funny,’ and ‘decisions’ could have been simplified to read ‘choices’ to list a few. These were terms that my 6-year-old was stumped by when reading along with me. I would, therefore, suggest that this is a book for the caregiver to sit and read with the child, especially given that the chance meetings the prince has are designed to teach the child lessons about power, beauty, wealth, and experience.

The lessons are great, but I cannot help thinking they are better suited to a slightly older audience. At the age of five, children arguably learn more through play. I felt that the discussion around the child’s leadership, ability to give and receive compliments, seeing wealth as anything but monetary and living what they learn in books, might be a little over their heads. On the flip side, it was touching to see that the book included original illustrations from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I would have preferred more text surrounding each visit so that the lessons were more targeted, and thus better suited to 8–10-year-olds. As a book in its own right, the story detracted from the original work by being overly simplified and for a different audience making it clear that the authorship had changed.

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A very short retelling of the little Prince with cute illustrations throughout.

Not as enjoyable as the original but for little children this would be a good book for them to read and ponder about the characters met throughout the book and their different personalities and how they can be viewed in real people.

Personally I found the book a little too over simplified but for children it would be a nice read if they’re not yet prepared for the slightly longer original

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This was a summarisation of the story of the little prince. It was cute short and straight to the point so little kids could enjoy it.

The illustrations were done pretty well and I could totally see a little kid liking it and being entertained by them.

The Little Prince is one of my all-time favourite books and Corinne did it justice.

Definitely do recommend it.

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What is important in your life?

The Little Prince's Journey is a lovely children's book with interesting pictures. It describes a travel to various worlds with a wide range of characters in it. Everyone attaches great importance to something different. During some planet visits, nice questions can be asked with the goal to reflect on one's own abilities, desires or interests. This allows you to use the book interactively and discuss important topics with your children.

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This book is built in an excellent way to discuss with children the different types of people in the world and what to think after meeting a specific kind of character - advice is given by the little prince along with a good explanation about the type of person he met on his journey and discussion questions are asked — this is a great idea —! Though for me this version of the book has been simplified too much — it is looking only at teaching children about the different types of people in the world and what is good or bad about that — and focuses on the characters who are too preoccupied with wealth, power, and technology, missing and the important things in life.— I do feel that this book is well set up for discussion with children about the topics of :

Power and its usefulness
Appearance and beauty
Wealth
Knowledge and experience

It briefly mentions at the end that clearly seeing with one’s heart is important — but it goes deeper than that in the original book —
Where the main theme that is most important is is the importance of looking beneath the surface to find the real truth and meaning of a thing. This version of the book forgets to mention what the important things in life are —beauty that surrounds us everyday , love, and friendship. And how we forget to invest the time in loving others and noticing the small wonders of the world.

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Nice simplified version of a part of the perennial favourite The Little Prince. Suitable for kids who are not yet ready to read the original story.

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I grew up with The Little Prince and have copies of it in several languages. Please note that this is NOT The Little Prince book, but a guide through his journey. This is a great way to teach kids about the ideas presented in the book and have them start to think about what is really important in life.

This is a great companion piece to The Little Prince, and it should be part of library and school collections anywhere that has a copy of the original story.

[Thanks Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest review on the book!]

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I have heard many great things and high ratings of this children’s book, however to me the story and everything was just mid.

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I would call this the handbook of The Little Prince. After reading a section, you can read a page of this book as reflection. With questions deep enough to ponder upon, this book is one interesting book to have while reading the infamous little prince.

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Thank you to NetGalley and publishers for this ebook

The Journey of The Little Prince is an eye opening experience. I found this book to be thought provoking and especially engaging whilst reading it to my 4 year old. I thought it was a wonderful way to explain the topics it touched upon and opened up a conversation about power, inner beauty, wealth and acceptance.
This story was well written and it was done in a wonder way that kept my child engaged throughout.
The illustrations were a lovely touch and brought the full story together.

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A magical story updated for today.
I cannot wait to read this to and show this book to my small grandsons.

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Not my favourite retelling. I was excited for a picture book version of The Little Prince but it turned into a lesson and not so much the actual story of the book. Teaching in children's books is important but explicitly taking a whole page to talk about a lesson won't always get the message across and just breaks up the story. The images were nice and loved the colours but very lacking

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As a fan of this classic of French children’s literature, I was thrilled to discover a new illustrated piece using the Little Prince’s world and famous characters to start a dialogue with children and teach them valuable life lessons.

Launched in honour of the 80th anniversary of its first publication, The Journey of The Little Prince is a short, but precious little book about finding out what really, truly matters in life.

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I had a great time reading this book. The illustrations look wonderful and really help move this story along. At each place this little prince visits, they end up learning a good lesson. Most kids will have a lot of fun reading this book.

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Who doesn't love the classic tale on which this children's rewrite is based? Everyone will enjoy the illustrations of Antoine de Saint-Expuery.

That said, although this appears to be a short children's picture book, not a few words and phrases in the text are geared for older kids—and young adults. Rhetoric such as "exercise authority," "cultivating inner qualities," and words like "intriguing" are beyond the pre-K set.

Additionally, this is a book about values (albeit good ones), not so subtly presented by the author. Parents may want to read the text before giving it to children, adding their own instruction and caveats to the author's musings. Of course the classic ending about seeing with the heart appears on the final page of the tale.

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The original 'Little Prince' book is one of my all time favourite books so when I was this I was looking forward to reading it. However I think my expectations were fer too high. I was expecting a lot more content rather than just a few pages. The illustrations are wonderful & they contain good messages. Read along with the original to children would be great but for me it was a huge disappointment. Thanks to Netgalley & the publisher for letting me read & review this book.

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I really appreciate the original, and while this is a fantastic way of introducing younger generations to the classic, this retelling fell a little flat for me.

The illustrations are lovely and reminiscent of the original, but the story was lacking. It was essentially a short explanation of the narrative of the original, with prompts for reflection after the prince visits each planet. While the analysis of the prince's journey was a nice addition, I felt like the story missed the depth and sincerity of the original.

Thank you, NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for the ARC!

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I grew up on Le Petit Prince and own the original book in several languages now, as a firm childhood favourite.

It is important to note that this is not an edition of The Little Prince so much as a prompt for parents to start conversations about the themes of the book. I would suggest that parents would want to own this in addition to the original tale.

Perhaps the book could have been a little longer or more details, but Corinne Delporte has done an exceptional good job at distilling the themes from the book and providing thoughtful prompts on how to start a learning conversation based on The Little Prince’s voyages. I would absolutely buy this, with a copy of the original, for parents of a toddler.

I received an advance copy for free from NetGalley, on the expectation that I would provide an honest review.

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This title introduces young children to the Little Prince and some of his adventures. It also encourages discussion. As an example, first the Prince visits the king. On the next page, children are asked about making decisions, being a boss and how to be a good leader. This continues as the prince meets a businessman and geographer, among others.

The illustrations are from the original work and are lovely. Some may find this book a bit heavy handed in its message but I liked it. It reflects how kids see the world.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Chouette Publishing for this title. All opinions are my own.

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One reason to procure a physical copy of this book is to be able to have stars that glow in the dark!! The Little Prince has been a childhood classic for decades and I love this companion that helps introduce the youngest readers to the magic and moral lessons from its pages.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's exquisite original illustrations are used in this special edition. Seeing the author's art in double-page spreads will captivate readers young and old. A simplified retelling of the encounters the Prince has with various characters is offered followed by an explanation of a lesson we can learn from that person. There is also a question prompt that offers an opportunity for children to think more deeply about the lesson or to consider how that lesson applies to them.

This would make a charming book for parents to read with their children. It also has wonderful uses as an educational tool. For art, children can try their hand at copying the original drawings. Literary connections can be made by discussing other books that have characters similar to those the Prince encounters. This book would make a valuable addition to any home or school library. I highly recommend this title as it makes a wonderful classic accessible to younger audiences.

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of The Journey of The Little Prince from NetGalley for the purpose of review.No other compensation was received.

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