Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Secret Lives of Princesses & Giveaway

Fantastic Fiction for Kids posts every Wednesday on the lovely Playing by the book blog. This week I'm the contributing blogger and have recommended some of our favorite princess, prince and frog picture books. I apologize in advance because many of them are out of print, but finding worthy and well illustrated retellings of the popular Frog Prince story was not an easy task. Please do stop on over for a visit and leave a comment.


Speaking of princesses, Sterling Children's books plans to release a marvelous princess themed book this June 2010 titled The Secret Lives of Princesses by Philippe Lechermeir. I recently had a sneak peak at the work and, low and behold, the pond dwelling, frog kissing princess makes an appearance in this very interesting compilation of unusual princesses (many of them never seen before). Now I can't say much more about it, but if you think you've already read everything there is to read about princesses, this upcoming book promises to delight and surprise you with fantastical illustrations by Rebecca Dautremer. Expect a full review here at a later date!

To further entice you, check out the book's website. I see a little of myself in the bookworm Princess Paige. Or become a fan on Facebook and be the first to learn when new princesses are revealed.

Sterling has graciously offered to giveaway a pack of The Secret Lives of Princesses Puzzle Cards to (10) different Brimful Curiosities readers. Each pack includes seven different cards featuring various princesses and a logic puzzle to solve. After receiving the cards the winners can visit the website and crack the code using the cards to unlock a special prize!

To enter, leave a comment with a suggestion of an unusual princess name (i.e. Princess Anne Phibian, Princess Claire Voyant, etc.) or let me know the name of your favorite princess
• For contact purposes, if you are a non-blogger or your email is not accessible in your blog profile, please leave a valid email address within the comment section.
• Contest is open to US and Canada only
• Contest ends on Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.
• Winner will be chosen at random and sent an email notification.
• One entry per person

I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a very small commission for products purchased through my Amazon links. Sterling provided me with a advance reader copy of The Secret Lives of Princesses and some packs of The Secret Lives of Princesses Puzzle Cards for review purposes.


Charlotte said...

I always liked the name Princess Saralinda, from the 13 Clocks--two ordinary names that become magical when combined.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

My favorite princess is the one from The Princess and The Pea!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

Playing by the book said...

Hi Janelle,

Just wanted to say thanks so much for your Fantastic Fiction contribution - I'm really pleased with how it's turned out - I hope you are too! There are already a couple of suggestions for other Frog/prince/princess stories for you to check out :-)

Katrina said...

I love Princess Ariel but I could totally go for the name: Princess Peach from Nintendo and my dog's name.

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I have always loved Cinderella. I remember reading my Golden book about her over and over when I was a kid.

ossmcalc said...

I have always thought that Princess Caroline of Monaco was my idea of what a real life princess should look like.

Thank you,


Benita said...

A suggestion for a princess name might be Princess Penelope.


Bookie said...

I have so many favorites. My most recent fav would be Princess Tiana from Princess and The Frog.


Melissa Taylor said...

Princess Jemma, my daughter, is always the heroine of my nightly princess stories. She's my favorite. :)

Aspiring Mom2three said...

I don't have an unusual Princess name except Princess Isabella, what we call the little girl who I care for daily, but I've always loved Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty. Thanks for hosting a great literature giveaway!

skkorman said...

My favorite princess is Princess Fiona from the Shrek movie!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

dlhaley said...

Cinderella, Cinderella, the fairest of them all!


Taffy said...

Princess Taffy :)

Hail to the Princess Aurora!

I also liked Briar Rose

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Belle was always my favorite of the Disney princesses. I mean, a princess who love books? Too perfect.