Princess Magnolia is a proper frilly pink-dress wearing princess who does nice princess-y things like reading and flower arranging. But, she has a secret. Duchess Wigtower loves secrets, and she is determined to know them all! She is sure that Princess Magnolia is hiding something, so when she comes to tea, she is sure she will discover something, even if Princess Magnolia is careful!
So, when the monster alarm rings during tea, Princess Magnolia must be careful that Duchess Wigtower doesn't find out why she disappears to allow the Princess in Black to fight the Blue Monster who is threatening the goats! Will she be able to keep her secret?
Readers will enjoy the first lively adventure of the princess-turned-superhero in The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale (Lexile: 500; Interest Level: Grades K-3). My four-year-old enjoyed this story straight through twice! (96 p.)
One of the reasons I became an elementary school librarian is so I can read children's books.