The almost eight year old does a book review

Ever since I first appeared on Babble’s list of top mom bloggers in 2011 and again in 2012, it has meant an inbox stuffed full of requests from public relations folk’s eager to work with a “mom” blogger. Of course 99% of these folks have never read my blog and have no idea that while I am a mom and I am a blogger, calling me a mom blogger is a bit of a stretch. The result is I use the delete button often since I have no interest in selling you or myself on some marginal and unnecessary product. However as a reader, who is raising a reader, I admit the requests most likely to catch my attention are for book reviews. But with almost 100 books in my possession that I have not read, I am passing on all books for myself. However my daughter who turns 8 in a few days loves books and as a family of color living in Maine, I struggle to find books with main characters who my daughter can relate to. So when the request to review Princess Cupcake Jones and the Missing Tutu landed in my box, I actually found myself replying to it. What follows below is my daughter’s review of the book, she hand wrote it and I haven’t changed a thing.

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I loved Princess Cupcake Jones because I love rhymes and the pictures! Plus Cupcake Jones is a lot like me because I lose lots of stuff too! I hope they keep making  Cupcake Jones books.



Almost 8 

There ya have it, thumbs up from the kid herself. Seriously this book reminded me of a Black Fancy Nancy. Princess Jones is written by Ylleya Fields and it’s a fun little book.

Note: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) says I have to tell you that while we didn’t receive any cash for this review, we did receive this book for free. Can’t break the law now, so hopefully no one will come and throw me in the hole.  Trust and believe though this is an honest review, we only tell the truth here in BGIM land.