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Perfect for little princesses and princess fans 
Pretty, pink, frilly princess dreams come to life as a little girl twirls her way through the day in a fun role play.

Eliza is going to be a princess with her prettiest dress and fanciest gems. It's fun at first, but soon family and friends are offering her other play possibilities--things which are fun but not very princessy. Eliza needs to decide what to do.

This is a pink, princess book as little girls so often love. Eliza is a normal girl, who loves to pretend as so many girls that age do. She's got very specific ideas of what princesses can or cannot do, and as she turns down one fun opportunity after the other, the problem with Eliza's definition is something the intended audience can easily recognize.

The illustrations are pink and pretty--perfect for young girls and fitting to the story. There's a cute green frog and a cuddly bear, which accompany Eliza during her imaginary game. These extra characters give readers something to look out for and add a lovely touch of humor to the story.

The text is appropriate for listeners ages 3 and up. It gets right to the point and gives a nice flow as a read-aloud. There's enough change of scene to keep the pictures interesting, and it's no problem to flip through and imagine the story even without the written/read words.

Mixed in with all of the royal play are a few messages young readers/listeners can understand. By sticking only to her own way of doing things, Eliza misses out on more and more fun opportunities. She also learns that her definitions and perceptions aren't quite as solid as she thought. Sometimes, it's better to let go of stubborn self-made ideas and simply enjoy what others want to do too.

Summed up, this is a cute picture book princess fans are sure to love and are sure to have them chasing their own princess roll plays. . .and maybe do all the fun things even though they are a princess.

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, enjoyed it and simply wanted to leave my thoughts. Plus, my daughter wanted to shout-out how much she liked it too.
- Amazon Reviewer
Pretty, pink, frilly princess dreams come to life as a little girl ...
Pretty, pink, frilly princess dreams come to life as a little girl twirls her way through the day in a fun role play.

Eliza is going to be a princess with her prettiest dress and fanciest gems. It's fun at first, but soon family and friends are offering her other play possibilities--things which are fun but not very princessy. Eliza needs to decide what to do.

This is a pink, princess book as little girls so often love. Eliza is a normal girl, who loves to pretend as so many girls that age do. She's got very specific ideas of what princesses can or cannot do, and as she turns down one fun opportunity after the other, the problem with Eliza's definition is something the intended audience can easily recognize.

The illustrations are pink and pretty--perfect for young girls and fitting to the story. There's a cute green frog and a cuddly bear, which accompany Eliza during her imaginary game. These extra characters give readers something to look out for and add a lovely touch of humor to the story.

The text is appropriate for listeners ages 3 and up. It gets right to the point and gives a nice flow as a read-aloud. There's enough change of scene to keep the pictures interesting, and it's no problem to flip through and imagine the story even without the written/read words.

Mixed in with all of the royal play are a few messages young readers/listeners can understand. By sticking only to her own way of doing things, Eliza misses out on more and more fun opportunities. She also learns that her definitions and perceptions aren't quite as solid as she thought. Sometimes, it's better to let go of stubborn self-made ideas and simply enjoy what others want to do too.

Summed up, this is a cute picture book princess fans are sure to love and are sure to have them chasing their own princess roll plays. . .and maybe do all the fun things even though they are a princess.

I received a complimentary copy from Schiffer Publishing, enjoyed it and simply wanted to leave my thoughts. Plus, my daughter insisted.
 - BookwormforKids
A lovely book with an important message for young girls, AND boys, AND parents. Hidden within a fun story with adorable illustrations is a message that there is more to life than being waited on by others. While many girls dream of being a princess when they are young, the truth is that there is so much life out there for those who go out and get it. This is a book that will help parents to teach their children (girls & boys) to see the world as filled with possibility.
- HR Mom, Amazon Reviewer
Skip the princess syndrome...be yourself! "A lovely book with an important message for young girls, AND boys, AND parents. Hidden within a fun story with adorable illustrations is a message that there is more to life than being waited on by others. While many girls dream of being a princess when they are young, the truth is that there is so much life out there for those who go out and get it. This is a book that will help parents to teach their children (girls & boys) to see the world as filled with possibility."
What little girl doesn't love to dress up in splendid clothes, adorn herself with glittery accessories and place a tiara on top of her curls? After being inspired by a show she was watching on TV Eliza decides to transform herself into a breathe-taking, beautiful princess much like Cinderella. She knows that Princess's twirl and look glamorous and that they can't get dirty because they are too pampered and perfect to do that. True?

Princesses never want to do common things like ride bikes (disgusting), go shop for groceries (staff does that), play baseball with their brother (yuck can you imagine the dust on my jewels), help dad paint (don't even think about it) or bake cookies with mom, (tasty, but not gonna happen)... OOOOHHH NNNOOOO... these beauties are too busy dancing and refreshing their makeup so they will look perfect every minute of the day.

Eliza comes to the realization that being a princess is just plain boring... princesses don't do anything.. and doing nothing hinders her from engaging in an adventurous life with her family and friends, not to speak of having fun. Oh my, that will never do!! She decides then and there that she is definitely NOT a princess. She dismantles her fancy garb, plunks her bicycle helmet on her curls and is out the door in a flash!!! Life is meant to live to its fullest... and that's just what she intends to do.

This charming book touches on themes of play-acting and self-identity and the illustrations are just fabulous. The colour pallet is "girly" and "princessy" and the actions and expressions are spot-on perfect. I highly recommend this book to share with the little princess (or NOT) that may be living in your home.
- Amazon Reviewer, Storywraps
"I Am Not a Princess is such a great book for young girls. It teaches children that women don't have to be this certain perception of what a women should be in our worlds eyes, such as a princess. Such a good read and lots of fun illustrations!"
- Amazon Reviewer
"What an adorable book! Bethany Burt tells the story of Eliza, who dresses up in all her princess finery. As others ask her to play, cook or paint, Eliza says no, princesses don't do those things. She soon figures out that being a lovely princess is quite boring! There's so much more to life than looking fancy. Drawings by Brenda McCallum are colorful and sure to catch any child's attention. This is one book I'll be adding to my granddaughter's bookshelf!"
- Susan O'Bryan Media at Clarion-Ledger, Town & Gown Magazine, The 'Sip, Times Record News, blog, Amazon, GoodReads, Facebook
"This was a nice little book about a young girl who thinks she knows what she wants - until she realises what she can't have. I did enjoy the bright and cheerful illustrations. They would certainly draw the young readers eye to the page and help in bringing this story to life. The story itself was also fun and would be a great lesson for all kids."
- Paul, Goodreads reviewer

Beautiful pictures and fun to read with your own Princess.
- David, Amazon Reviewer
"I thought this was a great little book that all young girls should read. The book is about a girl named Eliza ( 6-8 yrs old maybe) who thinks she wants to be a princess. But she discovers that being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be and often limiting. The illustrations were great! And I love the message, that there's much more to life than being all dressed up and looking pretty (like the song that's popular now). Perfect for this day and age when females are still often valued based on their looks. I will definitely read this repeatedly to my daughter and encourage her to go out and do all the cool things princesses don't do!"
Raymond D., Goodreads Reviewer
I Am Not a Princess is such a great book for young girls. It teaches children that women dont have to be this certain perception of what a women should be in our worlds eyes, such as a princess. Such a good read and lots of fun illustrations.
Christina, Goodreads Reviewer