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ARC Picture Book Review – Princess Jill Never Sits Still by Margarita del Mazo

Title: Princess Jill Never Sits Still

Authors: Margarita del Mazo and José Fragoso

Release Date: 17 March 2020

Number of Pages: 24

Review: Thank you, Myrick Marketing & Media, LLC, NuboOcho and Net Galley for providing me with an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Princess Jill Never Sits Still is a story about an energetic princess. Before Princess Jill was born, the castle was quiet, but when she came along, the castle was filled with sound. Everyone in the castle tells the King and Queen that the Princess doesn’t sit still, and the King and Queen ask for help because they don’t know what to do. Then one day, the King and Queen from Farawaylandia come to visit, and Princess Jill’s parents learn to look at her in a new way.

I thought that this book was cute, but I thought that it was missing something. I’m not entirely sure what the message of this book was supposed to be, but it might have been that there’s nothing wrong with letting kids run around and be energetic. I also think that this book could have been a couple of pages longer, to show more of Princess Jill and Prince Pablo and their shenanigans.

I liked the simple illustrations in this book, and I especially liked the crayon-line line that showed Princess Jill in motion. I liked some of the random details, like the exasperated expressions on the King and Queen’s face. I also liked that only parts of the illustrations were coloured in, bringing attention to certain things that were going on.

Overall, this was a cute book. I think it would be a fun story to read to any kids who are full of energy.

Rating: 3 Stars!

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