The Tale Of Two Princes


Children - Picture Book
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

The Tale of Two Princes is a fable written by Joshua Desjardins and illustrated by Michael Hetrick. Once upon a time, Beautiful Prince lived with his parents in a castle overlooking a lake. Across the lake, Pretty Princess and her Pretty brother lived in their own castle. Together, the three children would play in the lake and in the halls of the castles. When Pretty Princess notices that the princes often play without her, she reports their unnatural behavior to the Beautiful King and Queen, who are shocked and banish both princes from their lands. After much travel, the princes eventually discover a kingdom where all are accepted rather than judged for who they are. When the remaining royals start to miss the princes, they seek them out and are immediately forgiven by the princes, grateful to see their families again. The Beautiful King and Queen open their kingdom to all, regardless of their choices in life.

I actually quite enjoyed reading this tale. Although emotions were thrown to and fro during the reading of The Tale of Two Princes, Joshua Desjardins succeeded in getting the strong message across to the reader about intolerance versus acceptance, forgiveness after betrayal and more. Having grown up in a relentlessly homophobic town, watching my best friends expelled from school for their sexuality and forced into rehabilitation, I cannot recommend The Tale of Two Princes enough, especially to the younger generation. Acceptance is taught from a young age, just as bigotry and racism are. We generally learn our attitudes from our parents, our teachers and our peers. If children are able to see a behavior different to their own and accept a person for who they are, it shows that the child has been raised not to judge or condemn those who are different, whether that difference be religion, sexuality, race or belief. Understanding and acceptance is the key to a better tomorrow and The Tale of Two Princes embraces this so strongly. I wholeheartedly recommend The Tale of Two Princes to all readers, whether they are 5 or 105 years old, so that they can understand the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, and that judging people for simply being different is unacceptable in today’s society.