Sunday, May 1, 2016

Can a Princess Be a Firefighter? by Carole P. Roman

"Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?" is one of the latest books written by Carole P. Roman. It's an adorable story about two little girls asking their parents if they can be a Princess and a Firefighter when they grow up. Their parents tell them they can be anything they want to be, and then proceed to list everything they think the girls would be good at. They mention many different professions including biologist, dancer, painter, mime, doctor, explorer, and pilot just to name a few! Their parents tell the girls not to let anybody limit their dreams because they are smart, talented, sweet and kind. They also tell the girls that it's important to like their jobs and it should make them happy every single day.

Each page is full of whimsical pictures of the two little girls dressed up as each profession, and playing dress up as princesses with fairy wings. One thing I thought was interesting is that the book never shows a picture of the grown up's face, so it's unclear whether the parent is a mother or father, but it doesn't affect the story at all. What is important is that the book makes it clear that the parent genuinely loves and cares for the child.

I think this is an adorable little book. It's soft covered, and 35 pages long, making it perfect for a bedtime story or just a fun book to flip through during the day. After receiving it in the mail, my 4 year old and almost 2 year immediately hopped up on my lap for me to read it to them. They loved the bright colors, and the rhyming story. I would definitely recommend this book to someone who has children ages 7 or younger. I rate it as 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.

Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of both the Captain No Beard and If you Were Me and Lived in... series. Both Captain No Beard- An Imaginary tale of a Pirate's Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has just been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, ERIK Award for 2013, Foreword Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader's Views Children's Book of the Year 2013. Her award-winning, non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in.... continues to explore countries all around the world and she is introducing a new series that travels through time to experience culture through the eyes of a child. She can now add traveling the stars as well!

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