The Seamstress and the Prince – Children’s Book Review
The Seamstress and the Prince
By Paul J. Collins
Illustrated by Omar Aranda
This non-traditional prince and princess story with a strong female heroine. It offers special lessons while providing distinct pleasures for young readers.
Caroline fought for the kingdom and was injured on the battlefield. She lost her leg. She had to learn to live with a disability and learn to walk again. To support herself she became a seamstress.
When the king announced he wanted to find a wife for the prince. He invited all the single women in the country to enter a competition of skills. Caroline entered the competition. She won the contest for musical talent with the help of her bird friends. She won the dressmaking competition, and by using her wits, she won the horserace.
Sure she will be rejected by the prince because of her disability, she is pleasantly surprised when the prince is happy she won. He is supportive and accepting of her disability.
The colorful action orientated illustrations in this story are sure to delight and engage young readers.
Character Building and Values:
Believe in your dreams.
Have the courage to act.
Handicaps shouldn’t hold you back.
Professor Sci-Ants list of 10 Principals of Life
Illustration of Miss Ladybug’s Bees wearing t-shirts which list many good character traits.
Part of proceeds supports a foundation for children’s charities.
About the Author:
Paul J. Collins was born in Dublin, Ireland, he now lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. He is the author of six children’s books: Ellie the Eagle, Tony the Tarantula, The Seamstress and the Prince, Moonlight Puppies, The Dragon’s Treasure, and In Search of Bear.
Paul’s books are action-based with beautiful illustrations. His books encourage children to dream big while providing educational, emotional, and spiritual tools to help them achieve those dreams. The books are published by Moonlight Puppies Press and are written and illustrated to be enjoyed by children as well as their parents and other adults.
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