By: Smiljana Coh
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Publication Date: May 2013
Reviewed by: Ellen Feld
Review Date: February 18, 2013
Poor Princess Antonia; whatever will she do? Life is just sooooo boring. She has all the clothes, toys, and newest gadgets a young princess could possible want and yet, she’s bored. Whatever will she do?
Antonia’s parents realize just how dull life must be for their daughter so they buy her more things, including a pet elephant. And yet, it’s still not enough to dig the young lady out of her doldrums. And then it happened! Antonia ran away from home.
Antonia ran and ran and then ran right into her friend Rapunzel. Rapunzel, who had been trapped in her tower for ages, loved the idea of escaping and followed Antonia. And they ran and ran until they ran right into Cinderella. Soon, a group of princesses was following Antonia, and soon after that, a band of forest animals joined in the fun. It was the best day of young Antonia’s life. What could be better?
Princesses on the Run is a lighthearted story about a group of princesses on a slightly zany romp in the great outdoors. Youngsters will see how much fun they too can have while playing outside. The illustrations are bright, with a strong hint of pink throughout, and combine fabric and textured artwork with a bit of digital landscape magic to produce a kingdom full of wonder and fun. If you have a young princess in your household, you might want to consider this tale for a bedtime story. A sweet book that teaches children that material things do not lead to happiness and that friends and playing outside are good for both the body and soul.
Quill says: Put down that remote control and follow the princesses on the run – you’re sure to run into some fun too!