My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You don’t tell this princess that she is in last place and think that she’s not going to do something about it! She’s got what it takes to put the pedal to the metal and get the job done. A pit stop won’t slow her down for long. Watch her kick it into gear for the win! Passing all of the legends on the track. Watch out Humpty Dumpty! Don’t look now Rumpelstiltskin! Move over Snow White. Because this princess is determined to finish the race, not in last, but first place! She is driven to succeed and the reader will be inspired to do the same.
The opening of The Princess and the Pit Stop pulls the reader right into the center of the action. And it is fast-paced so buckle up and get ready for the ride! Just take a good look into her eyes, and you will see the determination the princess has. This is a story about perseverance. Not giving up. Even when it looks like victory is impossible. Stay in the game (or the race) against all odds and push through to success. What a great message and treasure!
I enjoyed the story a great deal, but those illustrations! Can we talk about that for a minute? I must say that Dan Santat’s illustrations are BOSS! He wows me every single time without fail! The Princess and the Pit Stop is no exception. I mean look at the cover. This princess didn’t come to play games. She’s in it to win it! Every aspect of the art in this book is highly engaging, creative, and fun. It is the sort of book that I know I will need to have multiple copies of because my students are going to just love it!
Tom Angleberger | https://origamiyoda.com/
Dan Santat | http://www.dantat.com/
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