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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thoughts On . . . The Prince Who Was Just Himself

The Prince Who Was Just Himself
by Silke Schnee

Publisher: The Plough Publishing House

ISBN: 9780874866827
Release Date: September 2015 
Genre: Children's Picture book
32 Pages

format available: hardcover 

I didn't find social media for the author 

Book Blurb
The royal couple is looking forward to their third child. “He looks a little different,” muses the king at Prince Noah’s arrival. “He is not like the others,” agrees the queen. Soon they notice what a very special person he is, even though he can’t do everything his brothers can.

When the youngest prince disarms the cruel knight Scarface, the nation’s most dreaded enemy, with an act of compassion, everyone finally realizes how good it is that each person is unique.

My Thoughts
First I need to say that this is not a beginner reader's picture book. The words are on every other page like you'd expect with a picture book but this book has a more words per page, covering one-quarter of each two page spread. Two pictures cover the other three-quarters. This I like very much. I also like the illustrations.

The story doesn't come right out and say something like "this child has Down syndrome" or anything like that. The Queen and the King both mention that he looks different but the siblings accept him right away. The town people are horrid but Prince Noah is just happy to be out in the sun.

Like all good picture books, something bad almost happens but Prince Noah saves the day and all the town people love him. Prince Noah doesn't really care, he's just happy to be out in the sun.

Moral of the story? Be accepting, we are all different from each other as well as being the same. And then there's enjoy the journey for it is good to be out in the sun ;-)

I'm sad that I don't have a little one to read this too!

There is a follow up book where Prince Noah heads to school and deals with pirates. I've added the book to my shopping cart ;-)

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of and the publisher. It is being reviewed as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program.

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Anonymous said...

I love the message!

Adriana @ BooksOnHerMind said...

That is a great moral. Everyone is unique and it's boring being the same!

P.S. I haven't had my link ups for The Royal Challenge so if you are still interested it's up now.


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