Reviewed by Brenda Ballard for Readers' Favorite
Princess Petra will have her royal birthday the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year. It is the royal custom that Petra will get whatever her heart desires. Imagine the King and Queen's surprise when she announces that she shall be a knight! There are only three ways a subject can become a knight...catch an alligator and make it into a chair, eat a roomful of onions or quiet the dragon in the forest whose wailing keeps the royals awake at night. Princess Petra convinces them all that she has what it takes, proudly displaying her armor and pink plumed helmet as she goes about her quests. Sir Princess Petra is one headstrong girl. The King and Queen have their hands full!
I knew this was going to be a fun little book when I saw the map. It made me smile, giggle and study the land so that I would understand the adventure. Each of the chapters has fun story lines and flows smoothly. The illustrations are fantastic, true to the story and drawing the imagination towards the words on the page. I feel as if I knew this little girl had the capability and the will to reach her goal. This is a great book for elementary schools and public libraries. I would highly recommend this for gifts, regardless of the time of year. I am glad that I have read the story and become acquainted with the character Sir Princess Petra!