"Theo had always heard stories about a princess kissing a frog and turning it into a prince. He wished that one day a cute princess would turn him into a prince too. Would Theo succeed in finding his princess?"
This picture book by Ellen DeLange is a cute story about a young frog who desperately wishes he was a prince. He searches high and low. Looking and looking for a princess that will give him a kiss and turn him into a prince.
However, in the end Theo learns that sometimes the most important princess of all is the one that doesn't wear a gold crown or fancy gowns. Sometimes the only "princess" you need in your life is the one that cares for you and makes you feel like you're the only one in the room.
This was a fun book to read in February. Personally, picture books about romantic love aren't books I typically read to younger readers. But I enjoyed the illustrations and the message that sometimes the person we need is different from the person that we want.
I received this advance copy from NetGalley and Clavis Publishing in exchange for a honest review.
Theo's Princess by Ellen DeLange will release on June 8, 2021.