Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
The Queen of France

The Queen of France

Spring 2011 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Tim Wadham
Illustrator: Kady MacDonald Denton
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4102-3
Hardcover Price: $16.99

Rose has a basket full of costumes and the imagination to put them to good use. So, when she wakes up feeling royal, she knows just what to do. Author Tim Wadham captures a young child’s excitement to try on new identities through their dress-up play, and their insistence on being addressed in character. Parents will relate to how Rose’s mother and father take her accessorizing and her changeable identity in stride with affection and amusement. Kady MacDonald Denton’s watercolor and ink illustrations are funny and sweet, and the dress-up basket contents will be familiar to parents and children.

Zarina Mullan Plath   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Zarina Mullan Plath has undergraduate degrees in both biology and English. Her interests include cookbooks/culinary history, South Asian literature (especially in regards to South Asians in America), and, of course, children's literature. Her poetry is included in the anthology Sweeping Beauty (U. of Iowa Press, 2005). Zarina lives in Central Illinois with her husband, two children, and assorted pets.

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