The Children’s Book Review
Published: March 6, 2012
Rosellen is exactly your age, if you happen to be half-past-seven years old or maybe just-turned-eight. She looks very much like you do, too, if you are not especially big and not especially little, but just the right in-between size, with nice eyes and a nice smile and medium-colored hair. She lives with her father and mother in a castle. Naturally, this means that her father and mother are the King and Queen, so Rosellen is a Princess.
Rosellen’s father and mother always wear their crowns so people knew they ought to be called Your Highness. They have large, heavy crowns for State Occasions and for everyday they have practical, lightweight crowns that won’t slip sideways if you nod or hurt your toes if you drop the crown on them accidentally. Rosellen is only allowed to wear her crown on State Occasions.
“I wonder,” Rosellen said to herself one day, “if that means I’m only a Princess on State Occasions.”
She wished she knew how to tell when she was a Princess and when she was not a Princess; wearing a crown never made her feel any different except that her head would ache when she took the crown off.
“But somehow,” Rosellen said, “having head-aches does not seem like a very good way to tell if you are a Really-Truly Princess.”
Rosellen is determined to find out if she’s a Really-Truly Princess once and for all, using the story of “The Princess and the Pea” as a guide–with surprisingly messy results!
The Really-Truly Princess Test is an engaging read-aloud story for ages 6-10 and features over 20 full-color illustrations.
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About the Author/Illustrator: Amanda Kastner is a children’s illustrator living in the beautiful lake country of Minnesota. She loves to read old books, design and sew original clothing, and generally raise the fire hazard level of the house with ever-present, ever-shifting stacks and drifts and mountains of papers.
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