Book reviews… Books for girls
1 June 2011Add to My Folder
Explore books ideal for engaging girls in Key Stage 1 and 2.
Key Stage 1
The Princess Who Had No Kingdom by Ursula Jones, illustrated by Sarah Gibb (Orchard, £5.99 PB)
In this feel-good fairytale, a beautiful but impoverished girl wanders the land with her horse and cart, in search of a kingdom of her own. All the traditional boxes are ticked (mean queen, grand ball, happy ending) but Ursula Jones throws in a few modern updates (a jester mentions that his ‘contract ran out’). Still, it’s Sarah Gibb’s illustrations that really take your breath away; each page is dripping with ornate twirls and embellishments, with her silhouette work in particular stealing the show.
The Three Princes by Berlie Doherty, illustrated by Cosei Kawa (Collins Big Cat, £5.15 PB)