A gifty, funny illustrated series for imaginative girls, written by Nette Hilton, the author of A Proper Little Lady.
Once upon a time there was a dear little girl called Peony. That’s P.E.O.N.Y. And it’s me. I live in a Castle with my Dragon whose name is Totts. That’s T.O.T.T.S And that makes me a Princess if you really want to know.
Princess Peony is not really a princess, but she does have a pet dragon, which means she's kind of like a princess. In her first adventure, she must keep an evil troll (her brother) from trying to steal her dragon (dog)--and avoid being eaten by a bear, which is really hard work.
- Nette Hilton's A Proper Little Lady picture book is an Australian Classic, and this series has that same sort of sensibility. It's for creative girls with big ideas and strong opinions.
- The hardcover, large trim size and two-colour interior make this a perfect gift to share with newly-independent readers, and the text begs to be read aloud, dramatically, of course.
- This is a series that encourages imaginative play. Peony is an ordinary girl who sees herself as a princess. This isn't a game to her; it's real. And readers can imagine their own royal worlds, especially with the tips and quizzes on princess-y sorts of things in the back of each book.