Saturday, October 1, 2016

Review: Princess Bella and the Dragon's Charm

29923523Princess Bella and the Dragon's Charm by Pete Planisek
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*I received an ecopy from the author in exchange for my honest, unbiased review*
Thank you!

It’s a magical age of kings and queens, knights and castles, and royal marriages. For some reason, poor Princess Bella never laughs, that is until she befriends a friendly dragon named Spurlock. Together they’ll face Bella’s doubtful parents, a snobbish prince, and an evil witch who wants the kingdom and all its treasures for herself.

This light-hearted tale of adventure and mystery will help teach children about friendship, the importance of accepting others, and the idea that courage can take many forms.

Princess Bella and the Dragon’s Charm is the first children’s chapter book written by Pete Planisek and the first book illustrated by Elizabeth Nordquest. This fantasy book is intended for young readers ages 6-11.

Cover: Pretty
Rating: 5 Stars
Overall: A silly bed-time story
Characters: Funny
Plot: A fun story about accepting others.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/a?
Recommend: Yes
Source: Author

A funny story about a princess with an embarrassing secret, and her odd friendship with an unusual dragon. A great bed-time story, it has a moral about accepting others, while also being an enjoyable and funny read. The pictures are also pretty, and a the style was a great choice for this book. The characters, while at times a bit silly, were both fun and fitting for s children's book. I enjoyed learning the princess' secret as well as seeing how the story deals with both her trouble, and the troubles of her friends.

About the Author:
Pete Planisek lives in Columbus, OH, where he teaches English, runs Enceladus Literary LLC, and is co-host of an entertainment podcast called Hindsight is 20-20. He received his Masters from Ohio University where he founded a student literary arts magazine called Recently Eclipsed. He has published newspaper articles and is a member of Independent Book Publishers Association. He served for seven years as adviser/co-adviser to a NCTE award winning student literary arts publication. He has published two novels in his Resurrection Trinity series titled Frankenstein A Life Beyond (Book 1 of 3) and Frankenstein Soul's Echo (Book 2 of 3) and a children's chapter book titled Princess Bella and the Dragon's Charm.

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