The Queen of France
Tim Wadham & Kady MacDonald Denton
Candlewick, 2011 (2011)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
y name is Rose and I just love playing the dress-up game. Sometimes I pretend to be the Queen of France so I slip on my bracelets, necklaces and my pretty crown. Then I visit my minions and see what they are doing. When I check out my mom she is working out in the garden and my dad is cutting the grass.
ask them if they have seen Rose but both my parents say that they haven't. When I hurt myself on a rose bush my Mom is planting, I ask my father if he is the Royal Physician so he can fix the cut but he says, '
No, I am Rose's father.
hat's no fun. So then I go back into the house and change into my Rose clothing and bandage my own finger. Since I like to switch back and forth, I become the Queen of France again, but my parents don't like to play this game.
little tired of the game, I tell my Mom, '
I would like to trade places with Rose. I am tired of being queen. I will be your daughter, and she can be the queen.
y Mom responds, '
Your Majesty, I am sure Rose would love that.
s you'll see when you read my picture book, it is fun to pretend to be a different person, but it is probably better to just be yourself most of the time. It is far less confusing that way!
f you like to play
sometimes, I think you'll like reading about me and how I was the Queen of France. There are some really neat pictures of me in the book too!
Note: Opinions expressed in reviews and articles on this site are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of BookLoons.
Find more Kids books on our
or in our book