Princess Truly's Easter Egg Hunt (Princess Truly)

by Kelly Greenawalt (Author) Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Princess Truly

Join Princess Truly on a magical Easter egg hunt!It's time for an Easter party!

Princess Truly and her dog, Sir Noodles, are on the hunt for eggs and treats. There's a special guest at the party -- the Easter Bunny! But when it's the Easter Bunny's time to go, his wagon gets stuck! Princess Truly knows exactly what to do. With a shake of her magical, sparkling curls, she helps the Easter Bunny get on his way and saves the day!With its sweet rhyming text and adorable illustrations, Princess Truly's Easter Egg Hunt is the perfect Easter basket gift and springtime read!

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School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1--Princess Truly invites her friends over for an Easter party. During the egg hunt, they come across the Easter Bunny, but his cart is broken and he can't deliver all of his eggs. Using her "rainbow magic" curls, Princess Truly fashions the bunny a beautiful rabbit-themed balloon from the party tent. That saves the day, and the Easter Bunny is able to deliver his goods. This book features the beautiful pastels of the previous books in the series. Rhyming text makes it easy to read, and the story has a nice flow. Princess Truly has brown skin, rainbow magic curly hair, and is a great leader to her friends and pets. VERDICT A perfect holiday selection where the "Princess Truly" books are already a hit; but even where they aren't, rhyming books are always great for story times.--Kristin Joy Anderson

Copyright 2023 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

Praise for I Am Mighty! (Princess Truly #6):

"[T]he limited vocabulary and rhymed endings help young readers predict their way through the stories. Greenawalt's nod to the beauty of girls of color offers an opportunity for all children to hone their reading chops." — School Library Journal

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

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

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
Cartwheel Books
Publication date
January 20, 2024
Princess Truly
BISAC categories
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV017020 - Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Easter & Lent
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Stories in rhyme
Easter egg hunts

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