Just before the weekend I was lucky enough to receive this lovely children’s book from the wonderful people at the publisher Barrington Stoke.  This publisher specialises in books for reluctant readers and people with reading issues like dyslexia and the book I got is a special very readable title. 🙂  I’ve been really looking forward to this book ever since I read the description and I’m sure when you find out more about it you’ll be intrigued too.

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The Peculiar Thing with the Pea by Kaye Umansky & Claire Powell – Prince Pete has no interest in getting married – he’s only 11!  But his mother the Queen is determined to find him a well-off wife.
When Patsy turns up claiming to be the rich Princess of Plethora, the Queen thinks she’s hit the jackpot, although she’s a little bit suspicious of Patsy’s scruffy appearance  and her lack of interests in Princessly pursuits like ballroom dancing and playing the recorder.  But all will be well if Patsy can just pass the Queen’s peculiar test with the pea…
A lough-out-loud retelling of The Princess and the Pea like you’ve never heard it before!


As with all new books I will review it as soon as I can and you can find that review here in the future, so watch this space! 🙂

What do you think of this book?  Have you recently acquired any new books you’re excited to start reading?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂