|Princess and the pit stop|
Author: Angleberger, Tom
When a Princess learns from her Fairy Godmother that she is in last place in a car race against such fairy tale notables as Humpty Dumpty, the Three Bears, and Rumpelstiltskin, she boldly rebuffs defeat and steps on the gas.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.80
Points: .5 Quiz: 196909
Kirkus Reviews (-) (05/01/18)
School Library Journal (04/01/18)
Booklist (+) (04/15/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/18)
The Hornbook (00/07/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 04/01/2018 Gr 1–3—Out of the way, Danica Patrick! Princess is coming through! Bombed with bad pit stop news—she's in last place with a mere lap to go—this gutsy gal puts the pedal to the metal, burning rubber, and peeling past a pack of familiar rivals. She catches the Gingerbread Man, "made the Seven Dwarfs grumpy," "beat Jack and Jill down the hill," and just plain "smokes the Three Little Pigs!" Angleberger's nitro-fueled terse text is announced by a goggle-eyed frog called Prince and all is ratcheted up by Santat's brilliant, turbo-charged signature illustrations. The culmination is a whirl of track-donuts and a victory ball. A fun rip for those who have enjoyed Caldecott-winner Santat's illustrations in books like Corey Rosen Schwartz's Ninja Red Riding Hood and Angleberger's "Inspector Flytrap" series. VERDICT Rev those engines and buckle that seat belt—readers are in for a bumpy ride. A high-octane storytime selection.—Patricia Manning, formerly at Eastchester Public Library, NY - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 04/15/2018 *Starred Review* The high-octane duo of Angleberger and Santat pit a hotshot young princess against more folk- and fairy-tale characters than you can shake a stick shift at. Stuck in last place, just one lap to go, chances so slim that even her fairy godmother tells her there’s no way, what’s a princess to do? Fiercely put pedal to the metal and roar back out on the racetrack! Cranking up the visual RPMs with streaks and sprays of rainbow color, Santat records an epic comeback as the royal roadster cracks Humpty Dumpty, flies past several Wicked Witches, beats Jack and Jill down the hill, chops the Three Little Pigs, loses Little Bo Peep and the Sheep, leaves the Ugly Stepsisters and every other racer in the dust, and hurtles across the finish line in a blaze of glitter. Time for a Happily Ever After? As if! “C’mon Prince! We’ve got a dance contest to win!” the princess crows in the last scene, reaching through an exuberant crowd at the victory ball to snag a frog in a gold lamé jacket. The only bump in the road for this turbo-charged tribute to girl power is the dilemma that libraries will face in having to choose between the equally compelling jacket and cover. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Best-selling Angleberger and Caldecott winner Santat are proven successes, and this high-energy, girl-powered tale will zoom right off shelves. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.