cover image I Want to Do It Myself!

I Want to Do It Myself!

Tony Ross, Andersen Press USA (Lerner, dist.), $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-7613-7412-1

In her latest outing, Little Princess is going camping and she doesn't need any help—at all. "No!" she replies when the general offers her his horse. "I want to do it myself!" But when the princess arrives at her campsite, she discovers that she's left some items behind (like, say, a tent, food, and a blanket) and has to search the woods for supplies. Thanks to a legion of bustling servants, the items appear in her absence, providing ample humor. With gestural strokes, Ross's ink and watercolor illustrations play up the princess's impudence; readers should relate, while recognizing that a little assistance never hurts. Ages 4–9. (Mar.)