This fun, rhyming picture book takes this adventurous princess and her super hero companion to twelve National Parks around the USA. Part of the Do Princesses…? picture book series, DO PRINCESSES AND SUPER HEROES HIT THE TRAILS? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle highlights some of the most recognizable and iconic parts of National Parks like Denali, Acadia, Yellowstone, Zion, and more. Aimed for children ages 4-8, the book makes a solid preparation for a family vacation or for an introduction to the concept of National Parks. In June, this picture book comes out as a board book — perfect for traveling!
The simple, sometimes silly, rhymes will be fun for families to read aloud, and children learning to read will find them fun to decipher and repeat. Some words are emphasized, just as an enthusiastic child might, making read alouds even more appropriate. “Let’s take THIS trail and begin to explore.” The illustrations are joyful and colorful, and kids will want to “find” the teddy bear that accompanies the children on each page.
Parents concerned about the gender stereotypes in using “princess” for the girl and “super hero” for the boy can rest assured that each of the siblings exhibits both a zest for adventure and a sense of wonder throughout the book.
See our review of Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? here.
Review by Kristin Wald