What You Need to Know:|
• The joys of dressing up and role playing are featured in this story.
• Young readers will love the added touch of glitter on the cover.
• Kady Macdonald Denton is also the illustrator of the very special, A Visitor for Bear
Wouldn’t it be great if you could wake up and be a queen for the day? Well, that’s the beauty of being a pre-schooler, isn’t it? Every day you get to play a new role! In The Queen of France, Rose gives us a great example of how to do it with flair. She wakes up feeling “royal” and finds the right accessories to go with her mood – necklaces, bracelets and, of course, a crown. She then spends her day moving back and forth between herself and the Queen of France version of herself. Dressed to rule, Rose pays visits to her mother and her father. When Queen Rose asks her supportive parents if they’ve seen Rose, they go along with the game, telling her to remind Rose to clean her room. When Queen Rose pricks her “royal finger” she declares she must see the “Royal Physician” for “medical attention”. Readers will enjoy seeing Rose immerse herself into her Queenly character, especially when she considers becoming a Queen full time, perhaps to avoid cleaning her room. The sweet illustrations show Rose’s nonchalant attitude and happy nature.
Kady Macdonald Denton
2011, 32 pages
Excellent Read Aloud, Family Life, Identity, Humor
• Why does Rose want to trade places with the Queen?
• Do you like to dress up? What character or costume is your favorite?
• Do you ever pretend to be someone else?
• If you could trade places with someone, who would you be?
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