Princess Peepers

by Pam Calvert (Author) Tuesday Mourning (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Princess Peepers loves wearing her glasses--until the other princesses at school make fun of her. What can Princess Peepers do? Take off her glasses!

But that leads the princess into all kinds of trouble.  Can she prove she doesn't need her glasses and get to the ball in time to dance with the prince? Find out in this hilarious story, as Princess Peepers changes the rules of cool around the castle!

Tuesday Mourning's vibrant illustrations using mixed media add to the fun in this quirky read-aloud about fitting in.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Princess Peepers has always been secure in who she is, and is especially fond of her collection of fabulous eyeglasses. That is until she enters the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses. The other royals make fun of her specs, causing her to pack them all away so she can be like everyone else. This leads to all sorts of mistakes: she misidentifies spaghetti as mud and string, the kitchen as the dungeon, animals as people, and a visiting prince as a horse. Luckily, a happy ending is in store for the hapless young woman as she and Prince Peerless, who is not wearing his glasses either, soon see that they are made for each other. Mourning's graphite and digital/collage illustrations combine figures in traditional costumes from different eras with lush backgrounds. The palette of pinks keeps the emphasis on sweet, even when some of the characters are not. Princess Peepers will circulate well and bring laughs during storytimes.

Copyright 2008 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Pam Calvert
Pam Calvert, a former schoolteacher, is the author of THE MULTIPLYING MENACE DIVIDES and PRINCESS PEEPERS. She lives in South Texas.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
October 20, 2011
Age Range
5 - 8 years
Library Media Connection
None 2009
Wilson's Children
None 2010

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