Do Princesses Make Happy Campers? written by Camela LaVigna Coyle. Illustrated by Mike Gordon.
This is the newest book in the series, Do Princesses…..?. In this book, the family goes on a camping trip and have many fun experiences. The princess tries to help pack up the camping gear, but tries to take everything from her room. In the car, she keeps repeating, “Are we there yet?”. When the family finally gets to the campsite, princess tries her best to put up the tent. The family soon realizes that this has to be a family event. Mother has to convince princess that she can’t take home all the critters she finds. The whole family enjoys putting on a play when it rains, making s’mores, fishing, and going on a nature walk. Princess loves how she can see the stars extra twinkly and bright before going to sleep. The last page of the book shows princess and her dog wearing mirrored sunglasses and telling all to “look on the bright side”.
There is minimal text written in rhyming couplets. The illustrations are whimsical and cartoon-like. Readers will enjoy seeing if the princess is “a happy camper’. The book is recommended for children 3-7. Parents will enjoy reading this book to their children.
Reviewed by Ricki (Schimelpfenig)