For every girl who has the perfect older sister, here is the perfect book. Always in her big sister's shadow, Madison sets to prove that she, too, can become a princess. Unfortunately, kissing a frog and making a fool of herself at the pageant only causes her to feel less and less like royalty. Only when her father, the king, tells her a secret does Madison understand who deserves to wear the crown.
With soft, rounded pictures, this story reminds girls from five to eight that princesses come in all shapes and sizes, a refreshing message in our "gotta have the look" society. Other than a few quirky references to cell phones, skinny lattes and Ginsu knives that interrupt the fairytale flavor, the overall story will encourage all little girls to become princesses of the Heavenly King. – Carol Stratton, Christian Book Previews.com
Karen Scalf Linamen debuts her first children's picture book Princess Madison and the Royal Darling Pageant, the first release in the Princess Madison Trilogy. In the lushly illustrated book, Linamen brings to life the story of a young princess that tells a timeless message--that every chrild is special and valuable in the eyes of God, and that He loves them just as they are.