Thursday, April 13, 2017

Hamster Princess: Ratpunzel by Ursula Vernon

Sometimes I just need to sit down with a big stack of Ursula Vernon books and forget about the world and the latest Hamster Princess is just what I want.

Harriet has barely arrived home from saving the dancing mouse princesses when she (thankfully) gets a call for help from her friend Prince Wilbur. His dear friend Heady, a hydra, has had her egg stolen! Harriet and Wilbur set out in pursuit and track a wicked witch down to a secret castle where they discover a rat princess with a very, very, very long tale.

Like Vernon's previous titles, this snarky spoof of fairy tales channels Patricia C. Wrede with a verve that's all Vernon's own, unique style. Delightful illustrations, humor and wisdom on every page, and a strong central character who's not afraid to admit when she needs a little help, even if it comes from a ridiculously soppy rat princess!

Verdict: I just love these. They make me laugh and they're just so fun and well-written! If you don't already have fans for this series, and I find it hard to believe you don't, recommend them to fans of Hale's Princess in Black or E. D. Baker.

ISBN: 9780803739857; Published 2016 by Dial; Purchased for my personal library; Purchased for the library

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