Title: The Princess and the Peanut
Author: Sue Ganz-Schmitt Illustrated by Micah Chambers-Goldberg
Review: The princess and the peanut is a well thought out story similar to the princess and the pea. Though, the queen can’t find a pea so they substitute a peanut to test out the so called princess. They soon find out that the princess is severely allergic to peanuts! We learn through the book about how to deal with allergies as well as how to prevent reactions and future breakouts. The back two pages of the book are filled with facts about allergies. I like how the prince gives up his favorite food (peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches) to be with his charming princess.
The book in and of itself is just OK. I may find it more entertaining if I or my children were allergic to peanuts. The story is cute though. What really makes the book is the illustrations. I fell in love with the book even before I opened it. They are phenomenal. You can tell a lot of time, effort and talent were put into these pictures. They are delightful illustrations that will have you smiling for sure. My kids especially like the picture of the princess with the swollen face and tongue. It makes me laugh even now. Even if your child doesn’t have allergies, I guarantee they will relish this book, and so will you.
Thanks Heather for this review.
Publisher: Published May 31st 2011 by Wild Indigo (first published January 28th 2011)
Quick Review: 4 out of 5 stars
Why I Read It: Sent for review
Where I Obtained the Book: Sent by publisher
Synopsis: Every queen knows that in order to find out if a princess is REAL, one must send the alleged princess to bed on a magnificent pile of mattresses, slip in a pea, and see how she sleeps. But when the royal kitchen is fresh out peas, the queen tries a peanut instead. The princess turns out to be as real as her food allergies. This vibrant and humorous tale inspires, and educates children with allergies, as well as those who live in, and around food sensitive kingdoms. Includes a food allergy guide for adults, and kid-friendly allergy definitions.