Slater stuffs every sentence with inventive detail. . . A sophisticated romp
Gorgeous artwork with attitude fills each page.
Docampo’s artwork is detailed with a whimsical French flair . . . Older children will giggle at the snot joke and imaginative plant names.
Young readers will relate to this feisty character; the book will be a sure hit as a read-aloud. Recommended.
Poetic text captivates here… as do French artist Valeria Docampo’s sophisticated, color-drenched paintings.
The story subverts the standard tropes of the princess genre very nicely… a rather delightful fantasy picture book, one I enjoyed lots!
My girls and I chuckled our way through the appealing absurdity of this refreshingly non-girly princess story. It appealed to my younger princess-loving daughters, and even my older princess-loathing daughter. The story’s pacing, language, and length work beautifully as a read-aloud, perfect for ages 4/5 and up. It’s one of the few picture books we’ve read that appeals to all my girls with equal enthusiasm.
[F)inally, there is a princess even I can believe in and her name is Amanita…If you’ve got a little princess on your holiday gift list I highly recommend this book. Not only will she be exposed to the joy of gardening but dangerous gardening (sounds like an excuse to package a small cactus with the book!). I LOVED everything about it.
Creative, original and humorous. Any story that surprises and delights the reader is worth a look, and Dangerously Ever After is one of those stories.
Outstanding… Docampo’s brightly colored whimsical illustrations are just as quirky and odd as Slater’s imagination.
Journalist, novelist, and children’s book author Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. Her novel for adults, The Wishing Box, was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, while her journalism honors include a gold Azbee, two Maggies, and a Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newspapers, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California State Bar, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
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