Wednesday, September 9, 2015

"Waiting On" Wednesday: The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party

Today I'm linking up with Breaking the Spine for "Waiting on" Wednesday.

This week I'm waiting on....

The Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

Goodreads Summary:
Inconvenient monster alarms, a sparkly array of princess guests, and spot-on slapstick pacing make for a party readers will celebrate.

Today is Princess Magnolia’s birthday party, and she wants everything to be perfect. But just as her guests are arriving . . . Brring! Brring! The monster alarm! Princess Magnolia runs to the broom closet, ditches her frilly clothes, and becomes the Princess in Black! She rushes to the goat pasture, defeats the monster, and returns to the castle before her guests discover her secret. But every time Princess Magnolia is about to open her presents, the monster alarm rings again. And every time she rushes back—an inside-out dress here, a missing shoe there—it gets harder to keep the other princesses from being suspicious. Don’t those monsters understand that now is not a good time for an attack?

Publication Date:
October 13, 2015

Why I'm waiting:
The Princess in Black is one of the few 5-star kids' books that I've read with my son during the last year. It's a beginner chapter book with wonderful illustrations and a fun plot that appeals to both girls and boys of pre-school and early elementary age. We've gotten the first book out of the library a couple of times, and I've bought it as a gift. I have been anxiously awaiting the second book ever since it was announced. There will be a third book as well. I am hoping that, like the first book, this will be one that my 5-year old wants to read again and again.

What new release book are you waiting on this week?


  1. Shannon Hale is such a talented author. This book looks great!

    Renee ~ My Wow Post

    1. I know! I hope this one's not too girly for my son.

  2. I love Shannon Hale so much! I didn't know about this series, but I intend to now.

    My WoW:

    1. The first book is so cute. And so good. I tried to read just a few chapters to my son, and I honestly couldn't. I wanted to know what would happen.

  3. This looks like it would be a great one for my kids!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  4. Oh I didn't know about this first book but will totally check it out for my preschooler!

    1. Let me know what you think. It's one of our favorites. I actually just bought it finally from Christopher's Scholastic order form today. Yay!

  5. What could be better than a good monster/princess book when you are a chapter book reader? I would have loved these when I was that age!
    Jen @ YA Romantics