Children's Book / Picture Book
Date Published: April 1, 2015
Meet the incompetent dragon and the princess who doesn’t marry the prince! The princess is tired of rescuing princes, but agrees to go the aid of a prince who has been captured by a dragon. She finds that the dragon is required by the Department of Dragons Rules and Regulations to present her with three impossible tasks, which she does in her own way, in spite of the dragon’s complaints.
In this humorous departure from traditional “helpless princess” tales, the authoritative princess of color and the irritable dragon figure out how to work together to solve problems while finding each other annoying. In an unlikely partnership they deal first with the captured prince, then with issues of air pollution and a war, even though the princess is impatient and the dragon is not particularly competent.
This is a fun cast of characters and a journey that will keep younger minds thoroughly entertained. Marjorie Bayes has managed to create a wonderfully vivid novel for younger readers that can also keep adults interested as well.
Kids will love reading about this world in which the princess isn't your typical princess. She doesn't want to do what is the norm and I think that is a great lesson for children, we dont all have to fit into a specific box. .