Once upon a time there was a Princess . . .. . . who made a pit stop.While the Birds and Beasts changed her tires, her Fairy Godmother told her she was in last place! With just one lap left! She might as well give up!Give up? Not THIS princess! Instead, she hit the gas! Join Her Royal Highness in the drivers seat for a mad dash to the finish in this exciting ode to auto racing. With appearances by fairy tale favorites including the Tortoise and the Hare, the Frog Prince, and ALL of the Wicked Witches, this rollicking mash-up of race cars and royalty is a true celebration of both girl power and horsepower....
|Title||:||The Princess and the Pit Stop|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Princess and the Pit Stop Reviews
The illustrations are wonderful, but the story is lacking.
Super cute picture book about a princess who refused to give up. The text is funny (a lot of puns related to nursery rhymes, I hope younger readers will get them all) and the illustrations are vibrant and attractive.
Dan Santat for the win here. Love that rainbow trail behind the Princess!!
The best part (besides the classic Santat illustrations) are the verbs Angleberger uses as the Princess leaves all the fairytale characters in the dust.
With a rainbow dash, readers are thrust right into the middle of a race alongside a determined princess in a white, rainbow-trailed race car. She's in last place as of the pit stop, but then , the announcer roars, she starts to pass the other creatures of fairytale. Each car is uniquely designed to the creature that drives it, and the story of most is cleverly referenced when the princess drives past them. Finally it comes down to the wire. In this thrillingly paced picture book, Santat's style ...more
Coming out of last place in a storybook car race, the princess passes every storybook character imaginable to win the trophy. Afterwards she invites all the contestants to the palace for a ball, where she snags the Frog Prince for a dance contest. End of story. The book was had lots funny play on words 'butted in front of the the three Billy Goats Gruff' 'beat Jack and Jill down the Hill' 'made the seven dwarfs grumpy' and many more. But there wasn't much conflict (except going from last place t ...more
Cute, but I feel like this would have been more fun if it had a little bit more story and a little less fairy tale name dropping. I wanted to know more about Princess' skills!
Here's the thing -- I didn't like this book because I just don't get cars. I really like this illustrator, and yet, all the cars looked the same (for the most part), and the way the characters were rendered didn't make me want to look at them. Why should I care about this car race? Does that matter? I'm not sure. This book just isn't a book for me, but it will deservedly appeal to others.