Never Mess with a Pirate Princess
Holly Ryan and Siân Roberts
Princess Prudence is a loving little miss who dotes on her royal bear, Little Ted, taking him absolutely everywhere with her – even the loo. Then comes the terrible day when, as she naps ‘neath a shady tree, up creeps a pirate and boldly steals her beloved Teddy right off her lap.
Distraught, Princess Prue hollers so loud that up charges a gallant knight offering to come to her aid.
Eager to be part of the rescue effort, she pleads with Sir Frank to take her along but meets merely with scorn.
Undaunted plucky Princess Prudence decides to do things her way and off she goes upon a trusty, wait for it … goat! Having searched for most of the day to no avail, she reaches the seashore and what does she spy: somebody being forced to walk along the plank – somebody she recognises – a knight in shining armour no longer.
But our Prue isn’t one to let a gang of teddy robbing pirates get the better of her, or even Frank …
Debut picture book writer Holly Ryan’s rhyming text is a rollicking read aloud and in Princess Prudence she has created a gutsy gal to delight adventure-loving, teddy-hugging little ones. Siân Roberts’ portrayal of the princess and her adventure is terrific fun with every spread providing giggle-worthy incidents from this stirring romp.