cover image The Very Fairy Princess: Attitude of Gratitude

The Very Fairy Princess: Attitude of Gratitude

Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton, illus. by Christine Davenier. Little, Brown, $17.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-316-26588-1

Andrews and Hamilton forgo a traditional take on Thanksgiving for one that centers on the Gratitude Day celebrated at the school of their always sparkly heroine, Gerry. Compliments and an “Attitude of Gratitude” are the order of the day, and Gerry doesn’t really struggle with either until her portrait of a cornucopia is hung sideways and mistaken for a clown, though this proves only a minor hiccup. Between the plot’s references to food drives and compliment-giving, readers will have no trouble coming up with ways to incorporate a bit of gratitude into their lives, and Gerry’s breezily confident narration and Davenier’s airy artwork are as appealing as ever. Ages 4–8. (Sept.)