cover image My Little Pink Princess Purse

My Little Pink Princess Purse

Stephen T. Johnson, S&S/Wiseman, $19.99 (16p) ISBN 978-1-4169-7979-1

Before going to the ball, a princess must pack her purse. The princess's first-person narrative invites readers to play along by removing cardboard objects, then placing them into Velcro or ribbon-tied pouches. First, her quill pen (the "ink" can be tested on an erasable slate); next, her rose-tinted cat-eye sunglasses and fan, scratch-and-sniff perfume bottles, rings, and tiara. A final surprise encourages modeling the princess's attire, while recurring requests to count shapes on each spread yield yet another interactive level. Ages 4–8. (Oct.)