BOOK TITLE: Two Princes and a Princess Visit the Wild Wild West
AUTHOR: Jaqueline Mead
REVIEW: This is a wonderful children’s book inspired by the author’s own children! Prince Simon, Prince Jason, and Princess Sophie live a regal life slaying dragons and battling witches by day, and monsters and beasts by night.
One day, they decide to visit the Wild Wild West, through their wardrobe closet, traveling horseback.. They meet Crazy Horse and Indians. Next, they meet Wild Bill Hicock who shows them around the Wild, Wild West. Wild Bill Hicock shows them around town, and takes the children to the Post Office, and they go inside and meet the post mistress.
Wild Bill then takes the children to the Blacksmiths who, if they are lucky will see how a horse is shoed. The children watch quietly after meeting the Blacksmith who puts new shoes on their horses. Wild Bill is the tour guide throughout their journey and next, accompanies them to a rodeo where they get to see cowboys riding their horses and using their lassoes.
Wild Bill informs them, if they are lucky, perhaps they will get a chance to ride with lassoes as well. The children watch the rodeo in silence. After the rodeo, Wild Bill sets up plans for the children to have some lunch at his ranch. He then accompanies them to the ranch where they ride around with their horses and try their hand at lassos. Finally, Wild Bill shows them some tricks with his own lasso and informs them it is the end of their day. The children say goodbye, sad their day has ended climbing back in the wardrobe, setting their destination for home.
They travel back in the sky and through the roof and through their wardrobe closet, just in time and very soon, the wardrobe lands safely on the floor. They head straight for the kitchen rubbing their tummy, hungry.
Their mommy has been looking for Prince Simon to study for his test the next day about the Wild West! He assures his mommy he doesn’t need to study because he knows and he has seen it all.
This story is a must read for any child needing a book to stimulate their imagination. Jacqueline Mead has done an amazing job with rhyming the lines of the book so it flows smoothly for any child reading. The story is creative and fascinating from a children’s perspective, with cute illustrations on each page. A child has the ability to actually visualize this tale, and enjoy it from a child’s perspective.
Anyone who needs to purchase a book for a child to read, would be remiss if they didn’t purchase this book.
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