Top positive review
Absolutely love it!
Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2016
I am delighted to highlight this new book in one of my very favorite series. Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, along with LeUyen Pham have created a truly winning series. In this volume, the Princess in Black has discovered that one of the downsides to having a double identity is very little sleep. Frankly, she's exhausted, and when the Goat Avenger suggests she take a vacation while he watches out for monsters, she's more than happy to agree. Unfortunately, once she's at the beach, things take a turn for the worse when a sea monster shows up to create chaos. Can the Princess in Black save the day again or will she stay in hiding with her friend Princess Sneezewort? Once again, the Hales and Pham have created the perfect book. A delightful text with great read a loud potential (lots of sound effects built right in) and the gorgeous illustrations that highlight poor Princess Marigold's utter exhaustion. I felt tired just looking at her. I especially love the fact that Princess Marigold is a pink-loving sweetheart and a black-wearing monster fighter at the same time. So often society tells kids they need to fit into one neat box or another, with no cross-over between them. But in reality no one fits into a nice, neat little box, and these books demonstrate that to perfection. I'm sorry I'm gushing, but I really do love this series. If you haven't tried it yet I highly recommend that you do.