Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Welcome in Spring with a Good Book - A Little Princess Story: I Want to Win! by Tony Ross (Review)

I Want to Win! (A Little Princess Story)

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Andersen Press USA (January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761389938
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761389934
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 9.4 x 0.5 inches 
  • Buy now at Amazon for only $12.71.


The Little Princess loves to win—and at home everyone usually lets her. At school, even though she tries her hardest, it seems she can't do anything right, but she soon discovers that winning is much more fun when she really deserves it!

My Thoughts:

I loved the lesson of this story, even if you don't win, you still win if you try your hardest.  Children (and adults) will enjoy reading along with this story, as the Little Princess sets out to win all the trophies her school is giving out.  After she fails to win each contest, only one trophy is left -- the TRYING THE HARDEST trophy.  With all that the Little Princess did to win the other trophies, she won this last trophy fair and square.  I loved the pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations in this book, which tied the storyline and feelings of the Little Princess beautifully.

If you have a Little Princess in your house that always wants to win, why not pick up this book and share it with it?  It will help teach her that you cannot always win at things, but that if you try your hardest, you will always win!

About the Author:

TONY ROSS has illustrated over 800 books, which are published all over the world. Dr Zargle's Book of Earth Tiggers was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal and Tadpole's Promise won the Silver medal in the Smarties Prize in 2003. He was the British choice for the Andersen Medal in 2004. The Nanny Goat's Kid was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2010. He lives in Oxfordshire.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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