Absolutely Alfie and The Princess Wars

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Halloween is fast approaching, and Alfie is asked by her new friend, Bella, if she would like to go in matching costumes — cute bunny costumes Bella’s mom will make. Alfie agrees, but as the holiday gets closer and some of the girls in the class call dibs on being princesses, the idea of being a princess is all Alfie can think of. But she doesn’t know how to tell Bella — so she doesn’t. The day draws closer, and Alfie gets more and more worried she will hurt her friend’s feelings, but she so wants to be a princess. She talks her mother into taking the time to make a princess costume for her. How will she sort this out?

Author Sally Warner has written another delightful book in this series that shows real understanding of what problems girls of six or seven face. It’s nice to have a two-parent family and a sweet, supportive older brother. The writing is solid and the story suitably complex for the age. Shearry Malone’s illustrations have an old-fashioned feel — just right for the story. First- and second-graders will delight in having books that are written just for them.

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Author Sally Warner • Shearry Malone, Illustrator
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 144 pages
Publisher Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2018-Sep-04
ISBN 9781101999950
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Issue January 2019
Category Early Reader


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