Princess Lila lives in a beautiful castle and has everything she could ever desirewell, almost. She yearns to venture beyond the forest, explore her country and meet people her own age. But the forest is off limits. Resourceful and ingenious, Princess Lila sets to work building a tower to catch a glimpse of the forbidden land. Thus begins a thrilling adventure: she becomes the manager of a vast construction project involving an impressive number of materials, obstacles and solutions. At last, with the help of the castle’s staff, she constructs a tower that extends above the trees. After the plucky princess takes matter into her own hands, will she find what she was looking for?
|Publisher:||Chouette Publishing, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
Anne Paradis is the new publisher of Chouette Publishing. She is the author of Caillou: Little Artist, Caillou: Search and Count, and Caillou: My Body.
Karina Dupuis has worked as a graphic designer for more than 10 years. Children's books are her passion, and her whimsical style of illustrations is perfectly suited to them. She lives in Sherbooke, Quebec.
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Princess Lila Builds a Tower based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is a nicely told story about a princess, yes, another princess story but it is more that. It also portrays a life lesson about cooperation and working together, planning and determination in a way that even a young child would be able to understand and grasp. The story is short which enables the child to stay focused.The illustrations are the icing on the cake and will definitely hold a child’s attention for more than a few seconds. The ending has a nice surprise, too, that will be sure to please every child! Parental Note: This story opens the door for discussion about working together for a common goal and seeing something through to the end. I would recommend this story for children ages 3 to 7. I have received an electronic copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shaped or influenced my opinion of the book. I would like to thank Chouette Publishing and NetGalley for this opportunity.
Princess Lila Builds a Tower is a cute story about a princess who had everything, except freedom to go outside her castle into the forest. Her father lets her plan, supervise and assist with the building of a tower to view beyond the forest. This book can be used in many ways with young children. It can be used for setting goals and working to accomplish them, teamwork and co-operation as well as a introduction to problem solving and recognizing that problems can have more than one solution. The illustrations were very well done. They were cute, simple and colourful, yet added so much to the story. You could see the various expressions on Lila's face. This book is written for young children, but could be used in a classroom with primary and even junior aged children. I could definitely see it used, then have the children make their own towers using various craft and recycled items to make it sturdy and a certain height for a science lesson. A book that needs to be in every school library. The publisher generously provided me with a copy of this book via Netgalley.