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*Princess and Fairy* by Anna Pignataro
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Princess and Fairy
by Anna Pignataro
Ages 4-8 24 pages Knopf September 2009 Hardcover    

Princess and Fairy have been invited to the Queen’s Birthday Bash, and they intend to wearing their sparkliest dresses and bringing the most prettiest things for everyone! They have many beautiful things themselves, but such a special invitation calls for special treasures. A shopping extravaganza must ensue!

The list is made, and it is long. The trip to get everything will take a long time. They must go from place to place, and along the way the reader's help may be needed. All sorts of wonderful—and exquisitely illustrated—shops, parks, forests, enchanted homes, and swamps are visited to obtain the items on the list.

Finally, they get to the Birthday Bash, but their sparkliest dresses are dirty and torn. What a mess! At least they have the treasures and the joy to share with everyone for the Birthday of the Queen. What more could they possibly want than that?

Princess and Fairy are best friends, bringing together two themes from girlish childhood that continually hold fast throughout time. The Fancy Nancy thrill in sparkles, accessories, and pizzazz adorn both the storyline and the artwork. The princess and fairy realm is decked out with more detail and creativity than that devoted by the average picture book. With a little Where’s Waldo?-type treasure-hunting thrown in, Princess and Fairy is pure interactive delight on a royal scale.

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