The Princess Who Had Almost Everything

The Princess Who Had Almost Everything Princess Alicia has everything she needs and A splendid castle mountains of desserts and loving parents who do everything possible to ensure she is happy But even with all of that Alicia is bored T

  • Title: The Princess Who Had Almost Everything
  • Author: Mireille Levert
  • ISBN: 9780887768873
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Princess Alicia has everything she needs and A splendid castle, mountains of desserts, and loving parents who do everything possible to ensure she is happy But even with all of that, Alicia is bored Terribly bored So what will it take to finally make her happy The Princess Who Had Almost Everything is an enchanting tale that reminds readers of all ages that happinPrincess Alicia has everything she needs and A splendid castle, mountains of desserts, and loving parents who do everything possible to ensure she is happy But even with all of that, Alicia is bored Terribly bored So what will it take to finally make her happy The Princess Who Had Almost Everything is an enchanting tale that reminds readers of all ages that happiness is not always where you seek it, but instead can be found in the most unlikeliest places.

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    1. Princess Alicia has everything: her own castle with a roller coaster, a maze with its own train, all the shoes and all the desserts her heart desires. But no matter how she is entertained she still cries: ā€œIā€™m bored!ā€ Using traditional fairy tale tropes of repetition and exaggeration, Mireille Levert presents a new fairy tale reminiscent of the classics: a petulant princess, a search for a prince, and finally the perfect, surprising gift that opens her eyes and heart. Levert is mostly know [...]

    2. The illustrations are fantastic, which is why I picked it up to read; I was flipping through looking for damage and there was just so much color, it caught my eye. The story, however, is surprisingly dumb, and by that I mean I was surprised by the introduction of a prince in a story that seemed to be going a totally different direction. A prince, really? That princess looks like she's ten years old! And no one in the entire kingdom thought of having the princess learn how to do something? Painti [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book. When I started reading it I liked the story line because everyone can relate to the boredom we all feel at one point. The one thing I didn't like was that the parents had a lot to do with her spoiled attitude because they'd do anything to please her. I really liked the ending because I wasn't expecting a prince to show up at all. Children can be taught of ideas of things to do when they're bored. It taught about how sometimes it's the simple things we can do to enjoy ourselv [...]

    4. This is a terrific story for any little girl who has declared, "I'M BORED!".Princess Alicia lives in a beautiful castle with incredibly accomodating parents who see to it that the Princess never lacks for anything. While her entire kingdom comes together daily to amuse her with cakes and gardens and roller coasters and trains, the restless Princess can only see the potential for boredom in everything and everyone around her. Finally, one morning a thought occurs to her: "I want a Prince". So a r [...]

    5. The illustrations by Masse are lovely and a bit quirky. Three stars for the illustrations alone. The story is one of a princess who is bored with all the wonders in the kingdom. Finally, she says she wants a prince. A blue haired (??) prince arrives and starts making origami. Suddenly, the princess isn't bored. She then learns to to other crafts, and they live happily ever after. Huh. Really. I have nothing here. The destruction of royal ennui through crafting.

    6. Every children's book character that I've ever read about named Alicia is always a Debbie Downer or a Negative Nancy. See Alicia Has a Bad Day. It was cute, though, and I'm glad Alicia gets what she needs in the end.

    7. traditional fairy tale wind-up with a bratty princess who won't be pleased by even the finest things. Unfortunately, an overly simple and disappointing solution. Where has all the cleverness gone in children's books these days? Sigh.

    8. mixed feelings about this story of a bored princess who demands that her parents find her a prince. there are some bumps in this tale with the spoiled and unlikable princess throwing fits until she gets what she wants. if she was more appealing, the ending may be more happily ever after.

    9. As much as we love origami around here, this did seem to be an ultra simple cure to boredom. The book was cute, but our 4 year old said - folding paper gets boring too sometimes. It was funny to mimic the princess who howls about everything.

    10. A trifle preachy, but the art is bright and it's nicely told. The princess set will enjoy it. And their parents might want to take the hint about buying less for THEIR "princesses" and instead encourage their creativity. Sigh.

    11. A protagonist that needs a prince to tell her to get a hobby? Not exactly the strong independent girl message I want to send to my daughter.

    12. I didn't particularly care for the story. It's about a spoiled princess who at every turn yells out "I'M BORED!" Not exactly a phrase I was wanting to teach my little ones.

    13. "I'm bored." me too. The parent's behavior in the book only rewarded the bratty princes. I would have locked her in the dungeoun if she was mine.

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