Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Review - Off I Go!

Off I Go!
(Princess Truly #2)
by Kelly Greenawalt
illustrated by Amariah Rauscher
Date: 2019
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Reading level: C
Book type: picture book
Pages: 48
Format: e-book
Source: library

Explore the world with Princess Truly!

Princess Truly is on a great adventure! With a twinkle from her magical, sparkling curls, she can go anywhere in the world. Whether exploring with her little brother Ty, or her sidekick pug Sir Noodles, she uses her bravery and curiosity to dream BIG. Travel with Truly to swim with penguins in the South Pole, explore the wonders of the rainforest, and discover the magic of the world all around you!

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This is my first exposure to Princess Truly. Apparently, she has magic hair.

Off I Go! is a simple story, told in rhyme, about Princess Truly's imagined adventures. Powered by her magic glowing curls (a nice nod to hair positivity), Truly takes her little brother and her dog off on an adventure. First, they visit the South Pole and play with penguins. But Sir Noodles, the dog, doesn't like that, so Truly takes him off on some other adventures to try to get the grumpy pug in a better mood.

The actual story is a little weak and the rhymes are kind of basic, but this would be a good book for early readers to read by themselves. The pictures are quite cute, and there are even instructions for how to draw Sir Noodles at the end.

I think I would've liked this one when I was just starting to read books on my own.

Premise: 3/5
Meter: 3/5
Writing: 3/5
Illustrations: 3/5
Originality: 4/5

Enjoyment: 3/5

Overall: 3.14 out of 5

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