Not all princesses are made of sugar and spice--some are made of funnier, fiercer stuff.

Princess Amanita laughs in the face of danger. Brakeless bicycles, pet scorpions, spiky plants--that's her thing. So when quiet Prince Florian gives her roses, Amanita is unimpressed . . . until she sees their glorious thorns! Now she must have rose seeds of her own. But when huge, honking noses grow instead, what is a princess with a taste for danger to do?

For readers seeking a princess with pluck comes an independent heroine who tackles obstacles with a bouquet of sniffling noses. At once lovely and delightfully absurd, here's a story to show how elastic ideas of beauty and princesses can be.


Publishers Weekly

Slater stuffs every sentence with inventive detail. . . A sophisticated romp

Scholastic Parent and Child

Gorgeous artwork with attitude fills each page.

School Library Journal

Docampo’s artwork is detailed with a whimsical French flair . . . Older children will giggle at the snot joke and imaginative plant names.

Library Media Connection

Young readers will relate to this feisty character; the book will be a sure hit as a read-aloud. Recommended.

Austin Statesman

Poetic text captivates here... as do French artist Valeria Docampo’s sophisticated, color-drenched paintings.

Charlotte's Library

The story subverts the standard tropes of the princess genre very nicely... a rather delightful fantasy picture book, one I enjoyed lots!

Inhabiting Books

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.

Loree Bohl, Danger Garden

[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.

Good Reads with Ronna

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.

Alyson Beecher, Kid Lit Frenzy

Outstanding... Docampo's brightly colored whimsical illustrations are just as quirky and odd as Slater's imagination.


2012 Cybil Award Nominee


2014 Surrey Picture Book of the Year

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