Book Review of The Princess and the Bear
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The Children’s Book Review
Written and illustrated by Amelia Diedrich
Ages 5+ | 66 Pages
Publisher: Archway Pub (2023) | ISBN-13: 9781665732741
What to Expect: Friendship, Self-Discovery, and Fairy Tale
The Princess and the Bear is an allegorical story of eleven-year-old Princess Alice and her journey with her newfound friend, Seraphina (a bear), capturing the imagination of young readers and transporting them on a heartfelt adventure across changing landscapes as the princess embarks on a journey to find her place in the world.
The princess fiercely desires independence from the conformity of palace life; her willingness to explore new horizons and her resourceful efforts living off nature lead her toward meeting Seraphina. The pair will journey to a magical land where Seraphina will be safe to give birth to her two cubs. Along the way, Princess Alice and Seraphina’s interactions are heartwarming and rooted in wisdom, building confidence in the princess that could lead to the independence she desires.
In this tale of self-discovery, Author Amelia Diedrich provides the following:
- An inspired and imaginative approach to teaching children the importance of following their inner wisdom.
- A look at the power of friendship.
- The importance of staying true to yourself and overcoming challenges on the path to success.
She blends old fairy tale themes with mindful concepts such as emotional intelligence and positivity to create a piece that leaves a lasting impression on the reader. The interactions between the two main characters allow for insightful positive affirmations and critical life lessons, while the book’s watercolor illustrations capture the story’s essence with an irresistible quality.
From beginning to end, young readers will be captivated by the beautifully written tale about friendship, courage, and learning to trust oneself—it serves as a positive model for engaging with the world. Whether young or old, The Princess and the Bear is a book that will inspire, entertain, and educate.
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About the Author
Amelia Diedrich has been writing books since she could scribble and looks for inspiration in the wonder of everyday life. The Princess and the Bear is her first published book, with more adventures to come. A mother of two, she currently resides in Colorado.
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