“It’s important that you like your job. It should make you happy every day,” Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s book, Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?
~ What ~
This square thirty-six-page paperback targets preschool to early elementary school-aged children, especially little girls dreaming of what they want to be when they grow up. With no profanity, scary scenes, or violence, it would best be read to beginner readers based on some complicated words. Colorful illustrations are included with white wording on the top of the pages.
Written in rhyme, this tale is about two young girls who love to dress up as princesses. With their parent towering over them, they ask if they can be more than a princess and are informed they can become anything from a dentist, cowpoke, and mime to an inventor, construction worker, artist, mayor, or cook. Worried they cannot stay as princesses, they are told they can have more than one vocation and are not limited, but it is best if they like their job and are happy. In the end, the parent reminds them they will always be his or her princesses.
~ Why ~
This innocuous story reiterates that as a young girl, you can dream and become whatever you want to be when you grow up, as long as you are happy with what you do. I like the fanciful pastel pictures of two little girls and their parent shown only as two long blue-jean legs with brown shoes who can be construed as either a father or mother.
~ Why Not ~
With the book containing many three- to four-syllable words, it would have to be read out loud to beginner readers. Some may think it is only about girls being princesses, but it could be applied to boys if explained well.
~ Who ~
Award-winning author, Roman has written complete series for children of books based on counties and the pirate genre. She lives in New York with her husband and close to her children and grandchildren. Children’s illustrator Arkova lives in Bulgaria and enjoys traveling the world.
~ Wish ~
I wish more books promoted and encouraged imagination in children, especially when it comes to what they want to be when older. More positive books like this one should be on the market today.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a book that reiterates with young girls that they can dream about having a specific vocation as they grow up, this cute, charming book will remind them to be happy with whatever they choose.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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