I Can Build It! (Princess Truly #3)

by Kelly Greenawalt (Author) Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)

I Can Build It! (Princess Truly #3)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Princess Truly

Princess Truly is a great inventor! With her magic, sparkling curls, she can build anything from a Brushy-Brush machine to a super-cool, turbo-boosted racing bike for her little brother. But when Truly and her sidekick pug Sir Noodles discover that the animal shelter is all out of treats, it's time for their biggest invention yet... the Super Snack Machine!

These rhyming, funny, and empowering short stories with full-color artwork and easy-to-read text throughout are perfect for new readers!

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Review quotes

Praise for Off I Go! (Princess Truly #2):

Princess Truly is not only magical, she is also kind... This is evident throughout the narrative as she helps a penguin and tries to cheer up Sir Noodles. The book contains three short chapters with one or two sentences per page, making it a great choice for students who are just starting to read chapter books. The full-color illustrations on each page add to the fun, whimsical text. Princess Truly's curls actually sparkle with rainbows when she works her magic. VERDICT This adorable story is a must-have for fans of the series, as well as a great addition to any early chapter book section. — School Library Journal

The lovable picture-book character Princess Truly enters the realm of beginning readers here, allowing youngsters to grow with their favorite spunky, magical-haired girl... Throughout the book, sweet, pastel-colored illustrations appear as full- or double-page scenes, on which one to two simple sentences are written in lightly rhyming text. An excellent book for any budding reader that encourages the use of imagination, exploration, and discovery. — Booklist

Praise for I Am a Super Girl! (Princess Truly #1):

Young readers who admire Black Panther but need to see superheroes as young as they are will enjoy not only Princess Truly's magic hair and flightworthy boots, but also her confidence, creativity, and supportive attitude toward others... Readers will respond to this confident, can-do girl who demonstrates that magical adventures are easy to create. — Kirkus Reviews

Divided into three short stories and illustrated with energetic, colorful images that both mirror and deepen the text, this transitional chapter book is ideal for brand-new readers. Many children (and their caregivers) will also appreciate that, while Princess Truly does have magical skills, what makes her truly super is her kindness, empathy, and creative problem-solving. — Publishers Weekly

Praise for Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls:

Girls... will welcome this gleeful celebration of self-confidence and black girl magic. — Publishers Weekly

Explores the magical potential of Afro hair... [a] home-away tale worth the trip. — Kirkus Reviews

Princess Truly is a bold and bright role model of positive self-image and embracing your unique diversity. — Booklist

Praise for Princess Truly in I Am Truly:

Named a Best Book of 2017 by Essence Magazine

The perfect choice for youngsters from pre-K to second grade. — Essence

A celebration of boundless potential... positive, fun, and truly lively. — Kirkus Reviews

Defies predictability... pair with Andrea Beaty's Rosie Revere, Engineer (2013) for another story about a strong, independent, capable girl. — Booklist

No task is too small or too big for Princess Truly, who is every little girl in the world. — Texas Magazine
Kelly Greenawalt
Kelly Greenawalt is a children's book author, wife, and mother of seven living just outside Houston, Texas. Princess Truly was inspired by her daughters, Calista and Kaia, who are smart, spunky, and have magical curls of their own.
Amariah Rauscher is an artist and illustrator specializing in luminous watercolor illustration. She lives with her husband and children in Illinois, where she enjoys drawing, painting, and bringing Princess Truly's newest journeys to life.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
March 20, 2020
Princess Truly
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