Book Review: Princess Peeper by Pam Calvert

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Pam Calvert

Pam Calvert is a children’s author of many picture books and stories. She has a math adventure series with Charlesbridge publishing. The first in the series is entitled Multiplying Menace: The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin. Its sequel, Multiplying Menace Divides! will be out in the Fall of 2010. She wrote Princess Peepers because “I was a little girl who wore glasses and understood what it felt like to be teased.”

PRINCESS PEEPERS is about a princess who wears glasses. Little girls who wear glasses (and those who don’t) love this book. Through humor, it underscores the theme of being true to yourself for all children. Everyone, both boys and girls, young and old, will laugh at the predicaments the princess gets herself into when she ditches her glasses.


Marshall Cavendish, Sept. 2008

fiction picture book, humor, self esteem

40 pages, ages 4-8,


Kirkus calls it “rollicking good fun…the ironic denouement is bound to please princess fans and their practical parents alike.” I believe a grandparent would love to buy this as a gift book for any little granddaughter (there’s even glitter on the cover!) In fact, when girls who do not wear glasses read this book, they want to go out and get some! It also will help the self esteem of little girls who do wear glasses.

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