Princess Charlie Saves the Day!

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Pub Date 01 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 31 Jul 2022

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Princess Charlie prefers bugs and mud to ribbons and bows—much to her father’s chagrin. Even though she never behaves like a proper princess, Princess Charlie is daring and brave. When she finds an evil witch casting a spell on her palace, Charlie needs to save the day, with the help of her dragon pal, Dylan. In saving the day, will her father finally accept her for who she is? This heartwarming story of bravery and identity is sure to delight young readers.

Princess Charlie prefers bugs and mud to ribbons and bows—much to her father’s chagrin. Even though she never behaves like a proper princess, Princess Charlie is daring and brave. When she finds an...

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Princess Charlie Saves the Day! is a great fairytale style story about a young princess Charlie who saves the day when a witch casts a spell on her palace! I loved the imagery and the dragon Dylan was so cool! A great bedtime story, might be a little scary for young ones.

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el ser diferente te puede ayudar de muchas maneras. charlie que es una princesa no se comporta como una pero al ser diferente pudo salvar a su pueblo.

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This book tells the story of a Princess named Charlie who often breaks the usual princess stereotypes, much to her father - the King's - dismay. Charlie and her dragon friend save the day when they overhear a witch casting a spell which could put the whole castle and village in danger and through her act of bravery she shows that there is more than one way to be a "proper princess". This book includes lots of the typical fairytale themes/ideas but also sends the message that fairytale stereotypes are outdated and unrealistic today. Charlie is a great role model for young girls who don't want to be "girly" and wear dresses, and she shows girls that they don't need a prince to save them, they can do the saving themselves! As a grade 3 teacher I could definitely see this book in my classroom library. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers of children in the age 4-9 range. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!

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A cute book about a princess and her pal the dragon. The princess does not have the cookie cutter princess personality much to her father's chagrin. Thankfully she uses her unique personality cuteto save the day and her father. Cute fun book

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I just read this with my five year old daughter who loved it! She thought it was hilarious that Charlie was best friends with a dragon, how they saved the day and she enjoyed the castle becoming glass!

Thank you Netgalley and West 44 Books for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

Coming September 1, 2022.

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I loved reading this sweet book about a princess who broke the societal norms set upon her and acted in a way that made her happy and true to herself. In doing so, she was able to save her kingdom from an evil witch as she happened to be near when the witch cast a spell.

The author did a great job of building the "be yourself" messaging into this story in a fun way. The graphics were very well done and the story flowed well.

Thank you to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for the opportunity to review this eARC in exchange for my honest opinion and review.

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This is exactly what I want the girls to read growing up. Independent fierce girls defying their pre determined roles. No more damsel in distress princesses waiting for true love's kiss but rather princesses who break rules and are their own hero. It's important to shape our kids' mindsets from the very beginning and this children's picture book is absolutely perfect for just that....
As always I loved the cute quirky story,loved the illustrations and like I already said loved the message.
Highly recommend. Its time we change our girls from growing into women waiting for a prince to girls growing into fearless independent women.

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I loved the illustrations and the main story. However, I was not thrilled with how the story ended. Princess Charlie's father still didn't seem to truly appreciate her unique gifts.

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My children enjoyed this book. Princess Charlie isn’t your typical princess. Not one for propriety and fancy dress, Charlie prefers climbing trees and playing with her dragon friend.

We liked how the story showed Charlie and her dragon using their unique strengths to save the kingdom from a witch’s curse.

The illustrations are colorful and playful, and the message of staying true to yourself is a keeper. This book would be a lovely addition to any preschooler’s home library.

Thank you to Net Galley for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review!

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This is such a great Princess story, but Charlie is not your typical princess! Charlie doesn't fit the "normal" standards for a princess in her kingdom, and through the book we see her adventures and that it's okay to be who you are. LThe illustrations are fun and vibrant and Ronan (three year old) loved them, and the story! However, I didn't love the ending. I felt the dad (king) be we truly accepted Charlie, but maybe I'm reading into wrong.

Thank you West 44 Books for a digital copy of this book! This book is due for publication 8/1/22.

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5 stars

This was an amazing children book with good and engaging storytelling. Charlie was a very likeable princess and it sets a good example to young children reading that princesses don't have to be a damsel in distress and that they can save themselves. I liked the diverse other princesses as well.

Very enjoyable children's book!

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A cute little book about a princess named Charlotte ("Charlie"), who despises stereotypically feminine clothing and activities, and prefers to spend her time outdoors playing with her friend Dylan the dragon and getting messy, much to her father's displeasure. One day as she and Dylan are playing, Charlie overhears a witch cast a spell to flood the kingdom and destroy the palace. But when her angry father refuses to let her even talk after she comes home late, Charlie hatches a plan to save the kingdom. Will she succeed and earn her father's approval?

I really love that this book shows that girls can unabashedly pursue their interests and break the norms surrounding feminine conduct in a normal and natural way. Little girls will see that it is possible to be a princess AND an outdoorsy, adventurous girl -- those activities are not limited to boys! In today's times, when harmful and sexist notions of gender ideology are indoctrinated into kids from a young age, a tomboy like Charlie would probably be encouraged to identify as a boy, start using he/him pronouns, and take testosterone to "become" a boy -- just because her thinking and lifestyle align with stereotypically masculine conduct and therefore she must actually be a boy in a girl's body! So it's great for girls to get a reminder through this book that stereotypes are meaningless, and a girl can celebrate being herself and do anything she pleases in her natural female body, regardless of what the older generations might say, because one day, those older people will realise how wrong they were to subscribe to stereotypes and sexist thinking!

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Thank you to NetGalley and West 44 books for this ARC and opportunity to review this book.

This is a charming story about the value of being yourself. Though Charlotte doesn’t love all things typically “princess” she is able to save the day. In fact, it is because she is who she is (and not only what her father wants her to be) that she is able to save her friends.

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