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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
In Dream Dress for a Princess by Patricia Dial Benages, readers see Princess Emily being invited to her very first ball. She wants her dress to be excellent and, though she is very keen and enthusiastic, no one seems to support her idea and thoughts. She is made to understand that there are bigger issues in life than getting a gown made and going to a ball. Emily then realizes that she has been selfish and has enough clothes in her wardrobe to choose one for the ball. The story conveys some beautiful messages to young readers and makes them more aware and compassionate of their surroundings and others.
The book is lyrical and teaches kids to appreciate and be grateful for what they have, instead of whining over something they do not have. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they bring the characters and the scenes alive, and also capture the essence of the story beautifully. Many readers will connect well with the character of Princess Emily. The lessons of being grateful, and showing kindness and thoughtfulness are good for child readers and make them appreciate what they have.
Books like this are perfect for children as it is easy for them to understand the message and concept when narrated with the help of pictures and a story. This is a good bedtime storybook and can also be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.