Princess Pig is going to have a party, and there is much to do to prepare. So, she leaps out of bed, dresses up in her party frock, and gets busy with her preparations, which include plastering and painting the walls, setting the table and cooking the food. Unfortunately, she does not do any of these things neatly, and it seems that everything she does only creates more of a mess. She folds napkins, tearing each one, and digs up flowers from the garden with her nose, placing them on the table -- roots and all. By the time her guests arrive, the house is quite a mess – and so is Princess Pig. But, in the true spirit of friendship, her guests enjoy the party, and don’t comment on the mess.
This is a charming picture book, full of gentle humor. We can all smile at Princess as we follow her antics, watching her all unknowingly create havoc around the house. The illustrations reveal the chaos Princess leaves behind her, while the rhyming text highlights her preparations. The cover includes designs in raised relief, and the pages are printed on heavy stock paper with a foldout page at the back that reveals in full splendor the disaster the house has become. Little ones should get a chuckle as they compare Princess Pig’s attempt at tidiness to some of their own efforts for special occasions. A humorous addition to a picture book collection.
Recommended by Linda Lucke, Learning Center Director, Illinois