By Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton
32 pages – ages 3 – 6 years
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on May 3, 2011
The very fairy princess, Gerry, is excited when she learns that her ballet class is going to perform a ballet dance on stage! It was called “The Crystal Princess”, and Gerry knew she would make a PERFECT princess – she was a natural, of course.
Tiffany got the part. Gerry didn’t. Gerry got the part of the jester. With a silly hat, and shoes, and costume… And stick. Worst of all, Gerry has lost her sparkle. How can a fairy princess get her sparkle back?
My sister Josie LOVES these books. I have to say I really like the very fairy princess stories too because of the messages in the books. They are perfect for young kids. Ms. Edwards and Ms. Hamilton are awesome at assessing what young children think. I can totally understand how Gerry feels about not getting the princess part and having to settle for being a jester. Plus, I like the theme of this book. I like plays and musicals and ballets (not that I do ballet! No no no) a lot, so I like how this book takes place on stage. 🙂 I think this is a great book for younger kids!
Speaking of the theater –
Last week we went to see a play performed by a local theater group and it was AWESOME! I was so happy that my mom found a local theater company near where we moved to. The group is the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (click HERE to go to their website) and we saw The Enchanted Pig. It was HILARIOUS and well acted!!! It’s about a princess who is supposed to marry a pig and doesn’t want to (who would? Well, except maybe another pig…).
My favorite character was Mother Wormwood, the evil villain. She was interesting. 😉 I liked how the princess meets the Mothers of the Moon, Sun, and Wind. And how the Mother of the Wind wore Aviator Glasses/Goggles. 😀 Josie said her favorite character was Princess Wanda (not the main princess) and Princess Eulalie Irene (the main Princess) and my mom liked King Gorgeous III the best. Actually all the actors were awesome (the Pig prince was great)! Just like the message in “The Very Fairy Princess: Takes the Stage” it shows that all of the actors are important to a show!
If you are in the Bloomsburg PA area make sure to check this theater group out! I can’t wait to go again!
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